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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:09 PM #1

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We recently added SSD Acceleration for all VPS clients for free.
The SSD caching solution alone decreased page load times on average by 40% across all of our nodes.

We are bringing back a special we haven't done in years - 10% off lifetime on our all Fully Managed VPS Plans.

Enter in the coupon code "vps10" in the coupon section of our order form and this will be applied!


OpenVZ VPS Servers

**************** VZ 1 ****************
- 1 GB Guaranteed Ram
- 40 GB SSD-Accelerated RAID-10 Disk Space

- 500 GB Bandwidth
- 1 Free IP Address
- 100Mbps Uplink Port
- FREE Instant Setup
- FREE Website Transfer
- FREE
Full Server Management
- FREE cPanel/WHM License


$55.00 monthly or $50.40 / p.m. annual (Save $55.00)


**************** VZ 2 ****************
- 2 GB Guaranteed Ram
- 80 GB
SSD-Accelerated RAID-10 Disk Space
- 1500 GB Bandwidth
- 1 Free IP Address
- 100Mbps Uplink Port
- FREE Instant Setup
- FREE Website Transfer
- FREE
Full Server Management
- FREE cPanel/WHM License


$70.00 monthly or $64.20 / p.m. annual (Save $70.00)



**************** VZ 3 ****************
- 4 GB Guaranteed Ram
- 160 GB
SSD-Accelerated RAID-10 Disk Space
- 2500 GB Bandwidth
- 2 Free IP Address
- 100Mbps Uplink Port
- FREE Instant Setup
- FREE Website Transfer
- FREE Full Server Management
- FREE cPanel/WHM License


$85.00 monthly or $77.90 / p.m. annual (Save $85.00)




XEN VPS Servers

**************** XEN 1 ****************

- 1 GB Guaranteed Ram
- 25 GB SSD-Accelerated RAID-10 Disk Space
- 1000 GB Bandwidth
- 1 Free IP Address
- 100Mbps Uplink Port
- FREE Instant Setup
- FREE Website Transfer
- FREE Full Server Management
- FREE cPanel/WHM License

$60.00 monthly or $55.00 / p.m. annual (Save 60.00)

**************** XEN 2 ****************

- 2 GB Guaranteed Ram
- 80 GB SSD-Accelerated RAID-10 Disk Space
- 2000 GB Bandwidth
- 1 Free IP Address
- 100Mbps Uplink Port
- FREE Instant Setup
- FREE Website Transfer
- FREE Full Server Management
- FREE cPanel/WHM License

$78.00 monthly or $71.50 / p.m. annual (Save $78.00)

**************** XEN 3 ****************

- 4 GB Guaranteed Ram
- 160 GB SSD-Accelerated RAID-10 Disk Space
- 4000 GB Bandwidth
- 2 Free IP Address
- 100Mbps Uplink Port
- FREE Instant Setup
- FREE Website Transfer
- FREE Full Server Management
- FREE cPanel/WHM License

$96.00 monthly or $88.00 / p.m. annual (Save $96.00)

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OpenVZ vs. Xen: What's the difference?

Xen’s hypervisor basically sits over the hardware, and acts like a hardware virtual manager. The ‘guest systems’ that run on the hypervisor know they’re on a virtualized system, but are still able to function as wholly separate entities. This means you can run just about any OS or setup regardless of what the base level system is running. This lets you do fun stuff like running a Windows VM on a Linux box, or run a different kernel in each guest.

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OpenVZ containers don’t try to virtualize the hardware. Instead, it uses a special kernel to isolate processes and resources. Every guest runs on top of the same identical system, but they are fully separated from each other (still have their own filesystems/processes). Everyone has the same kernel, and you can’t run different OS types on the same machine (can’t support both Linux and Windows VMs).

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Certainly, these are not the only differences between the two platforms, but they are some of the most significant:

Main Features of OpenVZ Virtualization:
  • Full root access.
  • OS-level virtualization.
  • 'Burst' RAM and other extra resources available when nodes are underused.
  • Upgrades can be applied on-the-fly, without reboots.
  • More resources available due to lightweight virtualization.
  • Simple network and disk setup.
  • Access to most iptables modules.

Main Features of Xen Virtualization:
  • Full root access.
  • Supports Linux and Windows.
  • Better Java performance.
  • Resources (RAM, etc) are fully dedicated and private.
  • Para-virtualized Linux kernel (i.e., full isolation).
  • Direct access to loadable kernel modules.
  • Swap space.
  • Highly configurable.
With Xen’s isolation, you get your own section of memory. It is quartered off for you, and nobody else has write privileges to it. If you max out your memory, it’ll dump over into swap space so nothing crashes. The problem on a shared server is that even though disk filesystems and swap spaces are isolated, disk I/O is not. When people start bursting into swap space, it can cause the exact problem that Xen was intended to isolate around; bad VMs affecting the performance of other VMs. Sure, your Apache will keep on kicking, but it’s going to run terribly, and may cause problems for the rest of the machine.

With OpenVZ, you are given a guaranteed amount of memory. Since it’s not fully isolated, it’s a part of shared memory on the server. Everyone has their guaranteed memory in the same pool. There’s also (typically) burstable memory. If memory isn’t being utilized, others who need it for a short time can burst up into extra memory. If guaranteed memory is required somewhere else, this optional burst memory will fail away, and the memory will be allocated to fill a guaranteed quota. But if you suddenly have no memory where memory once was, things die. The problem is, they sometimes don’t die nicely. No swap space with OpenVZ, so things die, and you don’t get a lot of control over what dies.
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:12 PM #2

I am testing WiredTree VPS now. It is everything bigger but cheaper. It also includes SSD-acceleration.
Unfortunately the acceleration is too hidden there. The first read of data should be slower than the next one. When i scan pages with GTmetrix for the very firs time and then second, i do not see the timing difference.
This means either my site is initially and constantly in SSD (unlikely) or it did not get into there anyhow.
Anyway i do not see real acceleration with intangible SSD added for free.
It's quite another matter when LiteSpeed is used. I see speed improvement 20 to 30% right away and 1/3rd shorter time on executing index.php file which makes the difference in visual perception.
Also, for cs-cart the CPU share is more important but hosting providers do not specify it. What a secrecy!
HostGator openly states what CPU share it sells with VPS but HostGator sells this number for the price.

The right gauge for us here would be the guaranteed timing for some known page.
For example the page would be one with demo products from sc-cart v4 distribution. While the measuring tool cold be gtmetrix.com
Then we indeed would consider your 10% off perpetually.

 
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:52 AM #3

Hi,

this thread offers VPS servers with SSD acceleration. I don't understand your post... Do you have a VPS with us?

Regards,
Peter
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