Increase your Cloud Servers' Performance
In this tutorial, we outline four ways on how you can improve the performance of your Host1Plus Cloud Servers.
For the fastest network speeds, we recommend using the data centre closest to your customers. It does not necessarily have to be in the same country that majority of your audience resides, but the closer = the better.
Whether your drive is stored on hard disk or Solid State Drive, you should configure your servers with a Virtio connection to your drives to increase performance. Virtio disk drivers provide increased performance on virtualised systems by allowing the guest operating system to co-operate directly with the hypervisor – in effect, the drivers “know” they are running in a virtual environment, and can operate more efficiently as a result.
For faster servers, use Solid State Drives (SSDs). Server-based SSDs can function as a cache in the server or as persistent storage, allowing the SSD server to have essentially an extremely fast scratch disk for very frequently accessed data. Putting this high performance storage directly in the server reduces latency because the server doesn’t have to access data on an external storage array. Because of this, server-based SSDs are high performance direct-attached storage.
As traffic flows into your site, load balancing is good at ensuring that traffic is routed to the appropriate web server to ensure that the visitor gets the content as fast as possible. Cloud load balancing has an advantage over DNS load balancing as it can transfer loads to servers globally as opposed to distributing it across local servers. In the event of a local server outage, cloud load balancing delivers users to the closest regional server without interruption for the user.