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.

Is Your Website Ready for Google Fiber?

You’ve already heard that Google Fiber is rolling out to nearly three dozen new cities by the end of 2014.  And you’ve probably already read how Google Fiber has caused Time Warner to preemptively step up their bandwidth speeds in select markets.  Isn’t competition great?  Gigabit speeds for all!  And therein lies the problem: In […]

What Makes CloudLinux So Great?

If you have a shared hosting account with us, then you’ve no doubt noticed some massive speed increases over the past month. We’ve spent the past few weeks tuning, testing, and tweaking our shared hosting platform to be faster and stronger than ever before. In addition to the all-new hardware, SSD storage, and heavy software […]

When Cloud Hosting Gets Too Expensive

Cloud hosting, when done properly, can be a pretty slick tool.  But more and more customers — especially startups — are discovering that cloud hosting is simply not cost effective past a point.  Unless you’re providing your own infrastructure (servers, network connections, datacenter, SAN, and backup power), cloud hosting costs can quickly balloon and become […]

We’re Brewing Up Something Special

If you’ve been following our Twitter and Facebook feeds lately, you know we’re getting ready to launch a new line of OpenVZ, Xen, and KVM VPSes within the next month or two.  The servers are currently undergoing testing and burn-in here in Harrisburg, and if all goes according to plan, they’ll be shipped up to […]

Simple Website Security

While browsing my RSS reader today, I came across the story of PC Pro editor Barry Collins’ rather unfortunate experiment with Hotmail. Long story short, he attempted to revert to Hotmail after six years of Gmail. And although he was initially impressed, his Hotmail account was compromised and used to send spam. While the article […]

Bring On the Storms!

You’ve probably heard by now that there’s a big ol’ Nor’easter currently slapping around the northeast US. We saw temperatures as high as 84 last week, and now we’re seeing lows in the 30s, significant rainfall, and even a slight chance of wet, slushy snow. With this kind of bad weather comes the risk of […]