2018 — A look at what’s to come

And a reflection of 2017 — our biggest year yet…

2017 was our biggest year yet.

We achieved a lot at Shockbyte in 2017 — we’ve excelled far beyond our competitors and offer a service lightyears ahead.

We’re committed to providing the best service possible. Our team works day in, day out to create new benefits for our customers — 2018 will be no exception.

We wanted to take some time to review the past year, as well as provide some insight into where we’re heading for 2018.

24/7 Live Support Chat launched at Shockbyte in 2017.

What happened in 2017

We’re always working on something new for our clients. Looking back at 2017, a lot has changed.

  • A Brand New Web Experience — we overhauled our entire website, including a new server control panel design that makes it the most beautiful, intuitive and feature-full available.
  • 24/7 Live Chat Support — In 2017 we launched a 24/7 real-time support chat, available at any time of the day or night. We’re now the only Minecraft host that offers a 24/7 live chat that really is online 24/7.
  • We became the largest game server host in Asia-Pacific.
  • We launched support for MCPE servers — and we’re the only host to offer cross-compatibility between PC & PE.
  • We launched MCTimeMachine, a service that always provides the most up-to-date versions of Minecraft and instantly notifies you as soon as a new version is released.
  • Guaranteed DDoS Protection — we’re now the only Minecraft host to guarantee full protection against DDoS Attacks and cover it fully under our SLA.
  • 100% Uptime — we’re very confident in the reliability of our service and have a proven track record over the past 5 years. We now guarantee 100% uptime under our SLA.
  • We upgraded all servers to NVMe SSDs — allowing us to offer 6x faster disk speed than our competitors.
  • We use more powerful hardware than any of our competitors — there is no competitor that offers even remotely comparable hardware to us. We’re the only host using NVMe SSDs which are 6x faster than the regular SATA SSDs that other hosts are using.
  • Hundreds of new payment methods — this year we launched support for direct credit/debit cards, prepaid cards, bank transfers, SMS and Bitcoin.
  • And much, much more — a new central Europe location, a one-click plugin installer for Poggit (MCPE) plugins, a brand new affiliate program, MCPE and TeamSpeak support for our subdomain creator, 800% faster server console —and far too much more to list!

Despite all the new features and benefits we offer, we still offer the same unbeatable price of $2.50/GB.

We provide more value and more powerful hosting than any of our competitors — our level of service is simply unmatched. Why would you host anywhere else?

We launched a brand new web experience at https://shockbyte.com

What’s to come in 2018

This year will be even bigger than 2017. We have a lot more planned for 2018 and a faster paced release schedule.

  • Two brand new, major Minecraft products — we have some very exciting new options for server networks coming this year. You won’t want to miss it.
  • Several new hosting locations — we’re expanding to more locations in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
  • Automatic server updates — pick the server type you wish to run and our system our system will automatically update you to the latest version each day.
  • One-click installs for every server type and modpack — including automatic updates.
  • Further automation — we put a lot of focus into taking the hassle out of running your server. Automating the most tedious tasks saves a huge amount of time.
  • Your ideas — if there’s a feature you’d like to see, no matter how small or grand, let us know and we’ll implement it.
  • And a lot more that you’ll have to wait and see…

We’re committed to providing the best service possible and work every day to improve our service by offering new features that our competitors don’t or simply can’t offer.

If you’re not hosting with us yet, it’s time to make the switch.

We truly appreciate choosing us as your server host in 2017 and wish you the very best for the new year to come. This year has been an incredible year for Shockbyte — let’s make 2018 even better.