MySQL 5.6 Upgrade and Magento 2 Shared Hosting

We are excited to announce the recent changes to our cloud hosting infrastructure. They affect a large portion of the FastComet clients, so it is time to provide more information on that.

Following our recent cPanel update, we have also performed an upgrade to MySQL 5.6 on our Cloud SSD environment. The change is aiming for better performance and improved data scalability, which is now available for all shared hosting clients.

Why MySQL 5.6?

There are multiple reasons why we have decided to go with MySQL 5.6 on our shared hosting environment. First and foremost, the improvements in MySQL 5.6 include greater performance, data scalability, and replication. It is a General Availability MySQL release and the latest version supported on cPanel servers.

Another reason for the upgrade is the requirements of some open source applications. For example, the latest Magento 2 requires MySQL 5.6 and we decided it is time to meet the demand. At first, we have deployed several shared hosting servers in our US and EU datacenters, but when it comes to improvements, all clients should be able to take advantage of that.

MySQL 5.6 and Magento 2

Our operations team planned the upgrade carefully and the process went through without any issues. We have upgraded to MySQL 5.6 for our entire shared hosting infrastructure and we now offer fast, secured and optimized Magento 2 Hosting plans throughout all our data centers.

MySQL 5.6 and Magento 2 - FastComet

As always, we provide a full set of Magento 2 tutorials, so you can easily start your website and configure it the way you like. You can install Magento 2 following our guide, or you can request the installation from our 24/7 technical support team. The process takes less than 10 minutes and you can enjoy the latest Magento!


Dimitar is Director of Technical Support at FastComet. He has dedicated more than ten years toward bridging gaps between customer satisfaction and technical support. As the leader of our support organization, he’s responsible for educating, empowering and recognizing our support team and focusing on the science and art of quality, productivity, and technical prowess. He likes to be challenged with the tasks and do the research to approach the goal desired.