Nexcess Introduces ExpressionEngine 3.1 CMS Hosting Plans

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Nexcess, a provider of premium managed ExpressionEngine hosting and the Official Enterprise Hosting Partner of ExpressionEngine creator EllisLab, has announced that the newest version of ExpressionEngine — ExpressionEngine 3.1 — is now available on its performance-optimized hosting platform.

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For developers and users with complex content management requirements, ExpressionEngine is a flexible, fast, and powerful solution.

Nexcess, a provider of premium managed ExpressionEngine hosting and the Official Enterprise Hosting Partner of ExpressionEngine creator EllisLab, has announced that the newest version of ExpressionEngine — ExpressionEngine 3.1 — is now available on its performance-optimized hosting platform.

ExpressionEngine 3.1 brings a host of new features and enhancements, including support for PHP 7, a substantially expanded range of hooks that offer greater flexibility to developers of ExpressionEngine extensions, and the ability to save template partials and variables as files.

PHP 7 — which was introduced towards the end of last year — is built on an entirely new engine, which results in substantial performance improvements for PHP applications, including ExpressionEngine. Site owners who update to PHP 7 and ExpressionEngine 3.1 are likely to experience a considerable performance improvement in their site.

"With ExpressionEngine 3.1, EllisLab have hit a homerun. PHP 7 support is a huge deal for users of our hosting platform, most of whom are rightly sensitive to the impact CMS performance can have on their business. With the introduction of PHP 7 support, EllisLab is bringing a substantial performance boost to our clients — that makes us happy." enthused Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess, "For developers and users with complex content management requirements, ExpressionEngine is a flexible, fast, and powerful solution."

The addition of 34 new hooks creates a richer and more flexible environment for developers of ExpressionEngine extensions. The new hooks are included in Channel Entries, Members, and Categories, among others, and allow developers to trigger actions on saving, updating, deleting, and other interactions. New and improved extensions that leverage the enhanced set of hooks are already available.

Nexcess, in partnership with EllisLab, offers ExpressionEngine hosting plans based in the US, Europe, and Australia that include shared hosting, ExpressionEngine managed dedicated servers, and enterprise server clusters capable of supporting the largest sites.

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About Nexcess

Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed ExpressionEngine and eCommerce hosting company founded in 2000, with data centers distributed throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Nexcess offers a variety of ExpressionEngine hosting services ranging from entry-level packages to custom clustered/complex hosting configurations, with an emphasis on achieving maximum performance for high-profile sites. For more information, visit http://www.nexcess.net.

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