We’ve invested a lot of resources to increase the speed, stability, and reliability of our servers.
We have recently migrated our entire hosting platform to brand new Dell servers with up to 128GB of RAM and 100% SSD storage. Using SSD for storage greatly increases the speed of our servers and decreases web site load times significantly when compared to legacy spinning platter hard drives.
We also use a custom Linux configuration that surpasses the majority of shared web hosting providers—before we roll out new a server, we perform over 200 tweaks to the operating system, file system, and control panel. We are also able to adjust server settings like RAM and CPU without restarting our hardware, which allows us to offer better stability and uptime.
Plus, we use CloudLinux for our operating system and Apache for our web server; by combining these applications and our hardware set-up, we’re able to offer security, speed, and reliability which you won’t find with other web hosting providers.
For increased speed and stability, we use CloudLinux, a premium operating system.
With traditional shared hosting, a number of customers are placed on a server with very few (if any) limitations on the processing power they can use. Without limitations on processing power, a single user can monopolize an entire shared server, resulting in slow load times and decreased stability for other users.
At Evohosting, we use CloudLinux, a premium operating system, which prevents a single user from using more than their fair share of a server’s CPU/RAM.
CloudLinux provides every customer with their own Lightweight Virtual Environment (or LVE)—an LVE allocates a certain amount of CPU/RAM for each hosting account, so no one user can impact the performance of other accounts due to excessive CPU/RAM usage.
For better speed, we mount all storage in NOATIME mode.
Traditionally, when a file is read from a hard disk, a ‘last accessed’ time is written to the file so the server knows when a file was last accessed. Writing to a file takes 3 times the resources and time of reading a file, which means a busy webpage can unnecessarily impact the speed and performance of a site and server. While this practice hinders performance and serves no real purpose, most web hosts leave this feature enabled.
At Evohosting, we mount our drives in NOATIME mode, so a file isn’t written to every time it’s read. This practice improves server and site performance, because the file system should be able to handle three times the number of read files as a traditional file system with another hosting company. This simple practice significantly improves speed, yet it hasn’t been embraced by a lot of web hosting providers.