You can only reach your Serenity VPS1 services via encrypted channels identified with standard public certificates. Non-encrypted versions of FTP, e-mail mailboxes and other services are disabled on the server and blocked by an external firewall. This prevents password sniffing attacks and ensures your private data stays private, even on the go.
Serenity's support of SPF, DKIM and DMARC2 helps prevent e-mail sender address forgery. This reduces the number of phishing3 e-mails that make it into your mailbox, and prevents third parties from impersonating you, and even internal users from impersonating each other. Further support for SMTPS increases end-to-end e-mail privacy. RBL4 spam rejection, per-address optional Greylisting5, vulnerability scanning and Sieve support make this one of the most secure and dependable e-mail services you'll find.
Terminal access (SSH) is for professional System Managers. We disable it as clients often break their servers with it. Serenity instead looks like a simple shared-hosting account, even though you own the entire server.
Serenity uses Apache as the HTTP/HTTPS server, which increases compatibility with popular frameworks such as Wordpress and Magento and allows you to have your own cloud drive (WebDAV).
Serenity uses Apache in Event (async) mode, active HTTP/2 support and active caching of static files, bringing it on par with the fastest Web servers.
PHP 7 is by itself 2.5x faster than its predecessors, and in Serenity it runs as PHP-FPM6 and includes Swoole7, a high-performance coroutine async framework that keeps getting top results in web performance benchmarks.
Together with the ability to host your server in over a dozen world locations, not only will your users will have a terrific experience, but you can do more with less.