Like a great cup of coffee, your domain should be bold and memorable. Being affordable doesn't hurt, either!

Hosting Like Coffee

Welcome to the official blog of Fresh Roasted Hosting -- the official web host of Central PA! We're an independent web hosting company headquartered right here in vibrant midtown Harrisburg, PA.

We believe that serving up websites is a lot like serving up coffee. Anybody can do it cheaply. But to do it well, you need to combine quality ingredients with time, skill, and atmosphere.

We start with enterprise-class servers, custom-configured to the extreme demands of web hosting. We mix in a blend of premium bandwidth from name-brand carriers like Level(3), CenturyLink, Zayo, and Verizon. We put it all together in our two datacenters in Dunmore PA and Dallas TX. And we back it all by 24-hour technical support from our friendly and experienced technicians.

Your website says everything about you. Isn't it too important to trust to just any web host? Ask about our custom solutions for your hosting, VPS, dedicated server, and co-location needs.

We Love Snow!

It’s been a great winter for us here at Fresh Roasted Hosting.  We love snow.  Seriously — give us a French press, gas burner, some fresh water, and beans from our favorite local roaster, and we’re set.  Servers … they’re a different story.  They don’t really care for beans (we’ve tried), they aren’t interested in […]

Fresh Roasted Hosting Makes the Jump to LiteSpeed!

You’ve probably already caught the news from our Facebook feed by now, but we wanted to make it official:  As of February 9 2014, all Fresh Roasted Hosting webserver nodes have been upgraded to LiteSpeed!  This is a free upgrade for all of our existing customers, and directly replaces our previous Apache / Varnish / […]

Shared Hosting: An Update

These past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity here at Fresh Roasted Hosting.  From our headquarters in Harrisburg to our datacenters in Dallas & Los Angeles, we’ve had our work cut out for us.  And although things got a little bumpy for a few days, our infrastructure has become a lot more robust […]

The Upcoming Summer of Awesomeness

2013 is turning out to be a truly amazing year for Fresh Roasted Hosting.  Thanks to our awesome and fiercely loyal customers (seriously, we love you guys!), the past 18 months have seen absolutely explosive growth.  So that we can keep up with this growth without sacrificing the performance and stability our existing customers have […]

Order Up: New Dedicated Servers

Hot on the heels of the smashing success of our Barista Series Xen VPSes, I’m thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our new fleet of Barista Series dedicated servers in Dallas, Texas!

Hi There, 2013!

To say that 2012 was an amazingly successful year for Fresh Roasted Hosting would be doing a vast disservice to all the men and women who worked hard behind the scenes to make it all happen.  And it wouldn’t even come close to thanking our loyal customers for choosing a local web hosting company over […]

Reliable Xen VPS

Fresh Roasted Hosting is thrilled to announce the immediate public availability of  Xen VPSes on our new Barista Series servers in Scranton, PA!  Starting at just $14.99, these VPSes offer high-end virtualization using the Xen hypervisor.  Built using high-end hardware including enterprise-class drives in a RAID 10 configuration, these VPSes are faster than anything we’ve […]

Hurricane Sandy: We’re Still Brewing Strong

Sandy has come and gone, and aside from some high winds and rain later today, the worst is behind us.  I’m proud to announce that all of our services and servers were 100% operational all night long.  The Scranton datacenter lost voice phone service due to a Verizon outage, but all servers are still online. […]

Hurricane Sandy Update

We’ve pretty much covered all the backup systems in place at our Scranton datacenter in our last post.  In a nutshell, our shared hosting customers and billing / support systems will remain completely unaffected.  Our VPSes and dedicated servers are directly in the path of the storm, and we’re confident that our datacenter is ready […]

We’re Ready for Sandy

With Hurricane Sandy now projected to smack into the east coast around central New Jersey, like an enthusiastic Newfoundland heading towards a kiddy pool, there’s an excellent chance that our Scranton datacenter is going to be hit pretty hard.  Since we’re in the business of being dependable, we always try to brace for a worst-case scenario. […]

Choosing the Best Control Panel

Now that you’ve got the basics of web hosting down, it’s time to learn about everyone’s under-appreciated friend:  the web hosting control panel. Back in the day, managing your website was … well, messy.  You needed to know your way around console commands, and you needed a solid understanding of  Linux system administration.  Today, control […]

The Summer of Endless Referral Credits

By now, most of our customers already know about the ever-awesome Fresh Roasted Hosting Affiliate Program.  Put simply, we issue our customers a referral credit of up to 20% of any referred customer’s first invoice.  And that can add up really fast:  Refer just one customer on the $14.99 plan, and if they pay by […]

Best in Customer Service

Fresh Roasted Hosting was recently awarded the “Best Web Host for Customer Service” award from!  In case you hadn’t already noticed the award on our front page, allow us to share it with you:

SSL Certificates

Most of you already know that we’ve been approved to sell SSL certificates from major CAs like Comodo, Thawte, Symantec (formerly Verisign), and GeoTrust.  Because we never do anything half-roasted, we’re spending this week and next doing lots of acceptance testing on our billing software.  Until we officially open our doors, we thought you’d enjoy […]

The FRH Web Hosting Blog!

Welcome to the official blog of Fresh Roasted Hosting! We started this blog to provide a little insight into what makes Fresh Roasted Hosting a premium web host, and to air our thoughts on hosting trends and technologies. Think of it as an in-depth companion to our Facebook and Twitter accounts. To celebrate the launch […]