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The advanced development of hosting services has rapidly brought innovations both in terms of applications used in the web industry, but also to the equipment and technologies, so one of the key factors to consider at the moment is the type of web hosting solution you choose.
Until now, the traditional hosting solutions represented by: shared servers, virtual private servers (VPS) and dedicated servers still dominate the web hosting market, but with the new technologies developed, more and more people opt for Cloud hosting services.
To understand the difference between traditional and cloud hosting, we need to first understand what traditional hosting is.
It is represented by individual accounts placed on a single physical server, with an easy-to-use dashboard.
Because there are multiple websites on a single server, CPU, RAM, and space resources are shared, so shared hosting usually supports multiple small or low-traffic sites.
Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
VPS equipment will host multiple sites, but unlike shared hosting, it offers much more memory resources and processing power.
Although the websites are shared, each website has its own virtual server (virtualized by different methods) providing complete isolation of the server, so the resources are dedicated to the owned website.
They are hosting solutions for large or high traffic projects, thus requiring considerable processing and memory resources. Compared to the two types of hosting presented above, dedicated servers involve the highest costs, making it a niche service usually for companies.
Whichever traditional hosting option we choose, data storage will be done on a single physical server, this being a limitation in terms of redundancy of stored information, which is not present in the case of Cloud hosting services.
Featuring state-of-the-art technology, the cloud service will store files held not on one, but on multiple servers at once, thus providing maximum data redundancy, security, and performance compared to traditional hosting solutions. In addition, because the resources required to store the website's database are spread across multiple servers, the unique cloud hosting architecture guarantees maximum reliability.
Another important thing to note is that due to its easy scalability and advanced caching, hosted sites will perform better and costs will be lower compared to a dedicated server (or even a traditional VPS).
In conclusion, the choice of the right solution for the developed project is closely related to the needs of the website. If it is a small website that does not show a spontaneous growth then the solution of traditional hosting services can be useful, but if the website gains popularity it will require more resources and scalability to effectively manage the growing traffic. , this being offered in cloud hosting services.
Solid State Drives (SSD)
It is a hardware device that uses "solid-state" storage technology via flash memory.
Unlike conventional hard disk storage (HDD), SSDs do not have moving parts, resulting in much faster data transfer speeds.
NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express)
Similar to SSDs, it is a type of flash storage that does not contain moving parts, in addition, it is implementing non-volatile memory, a memory that can store your data even after the power is turned off.
NVMe is faster than traditional flash storage, enabling more efficient data transfer between storage systems and servers.
In terms of speeds, they are up to six times faster than SATA-based SSDs and 10 times faster than hard drives, which is especially noticeable when writing and reading large files, thus being recommended for projects that include this type of data.
Given that it is a relatively new technology, the acquisition cost will be slightly higher, but the performance offered will be justified by the processing speeds.
Notable differences between the two technologies are:
- NVMe storage has non-volatile memory for data storage
- Transfer speeds for large files are unmatched by SSDs
- Considerable increase in read and write operations that can be run simultaneously.
KVM (acronym for Kernel-based Virtual Machine), is a virtualization technology based on the Linux kernel with hypervisor function, which offers the possibility to create and manage virtual machines with different operating systems.
The created virtual machines offer functions typical of physical systems, including virtual BIOS as well as virtual hardware, represented by processor (CPU), memory (RAM), storage, network cards, etc., thus completely simulating a physical process.
The technology is used to isolate, develop and test applications in different environments. However, we will find it very often in Web hosting companies, within VPS (physical virtual server) packages.
Unlike operating system virtualization (OpenVZ - level 2 hypervisor), KVM (even if it is a level 2 hypervisor, works as a level 1 hypervisor) will provide an experience very close to a physical server
Here are some of the benefits of using KVM virtualization:
- high performance in data processing
- automatic scaling of resources to respond to heavy loads as the number of virtual machines on a equipment increases
- enhanced security due to the direct implementation of KVM in the source code of the Linux kernel
- full access to the equipment
The needs of each company differ from case to case, when we discuss Web hosting solutions, for this reason it is important to inform ourselves before making a purchase, so that the choice made is as correct as possible. Large projects that require processing power or extended storage will typically have two solutions available: Dedicated Servers or Virtual Private Servers (VPS).
Dedicated servers are represented by physical equipment in the form of a server that contains components such as: processor, motherboard, hard disk, IO controllers, memory, etc. In most cases, dedicated servers have powerful resources designed to accommodate websites with heavy traffic or in some special situations, it will be used only to run a single application. However, the performance of the dedicated server also comes with some disadvantages, represented by: high cost of acquisition and maintenance, physical portability and last but not least the need for management knowledge, because most dedicated servers are offered without administration from the Web company. If these issues can be overlooked, the dedicated server provides a robust and stable operating experience.
VPSs are essentially virtual servers (or virtual machines in some cases) that emulate the behavior and resources of a physical server. Unlike dedicated servers, where the ownership of the equipment is owned only by one person / entity, VPSs share physical equipment with several users, each of them being isolated from each other. This isolation process is accomplished through a virtualization software called a hypervisor, which manages the physical server's resources to assign them to each virtual machine.
For the vast majority of applications, run and response times will be the same regardless of whether they are running on a dedicated or virtual server.
Considering this aspect together with the ones listed below, the purchase of a VPS is in most cases is recommended compared to the purchase of a dedicated server.
VPS vs. dedicated server benefits:
- More affordable prices through the uniform distribution of computing resources
- It provides much simpler and easier security setup and management
- Virtual machines have a much better, more reliable, and simpler disaster recovery process than a physical server
- Migrating easily from one physical server to another or in virtual environments
We currently offer hosting only on servers with GNU/Linux operating systems.