WiredTree, managed virtual private servers, dedicated servers, and hybrid servers provider today announced significant upgrades across its entire range of services. The upgrade consists of three components: Custom SSD Caching, WT-Enhanced Virtuozzo Kernel Updates, and R1soft/Idera V5 Backups which will decrease the page loading times by around 70%. The news comes a few days after WiredTree announced the addition of CloudLinux as a choice of operating system on all dedicated servers.
– Zac Cogswell, President, WiredTree.
“Every year, we upgrade our VPS hosting and hybrid server clients to the latest technology,” says Zac Cogswell, President of WiredTree. “Our annual Level Up guarantees our customers can take advantage of the most recent developments in the web hosting industry as they become available. Often, this means adding RAM and disk space across our hardware, but this year, we are not adding RAM or disk space to our plans. Instead, we have done what many considered impossible – made huge performance boosts to disk I/O for hosting services that are faster than ever before.”
Disk Input/Output (disk I/O) is the the rate at which data can be read and written from a hardware storage device. Every file that makes up a website, including static pages, web applications, and databases, must be pulled from the storage device every time a visitor requests it. WiredTree is offering it’s customers 120 GB of SSD (Solid State Drive) Caching space, using Intel 520-series SSDs instead of the conventional Hard Disk Drives. According to WiredTree, this will result in a 36% decrease in page loading times, in addition to decreased demand on hardware and, as a result, more reliable hosting services.
“Our tests have shown the incredible impact of SSD Caching alone,” says Cogswell. “Uniquely, our tests were conducted on live servers using live client websites, not synthetic benchmarks. When we talk about cutting page loading times in half, we can be confident our customers will see the same results. We have also been working on other ways to decrease I/O load to improve overall performance, including upgrades to our R1Soft backups and kernel-level improvements to our virtualization platform.”
In addition, WiredTree now offers the new and improved R1Soft V5 for all VPS hosting backups which allows customers to protect their data continuously, while maintaining the best possible server performance. R1soft V5 yields a number of performance and reliability improvements over the Virtuozzo backup solution WiredTree has been using so far. The I/O load from R1Soft V5 is significantly less than with Virtuozzo backups and the impact of backups running is less to the VE now, which results in overall performance increase and better user experience. WiredTree has also worked directly with Parallels, the creators of Virtuozzo, to make performance improvements which will reduce I/O load across all of it’s nodes, increase reliability and stability, and contribute to the overall performance gains in this ‘Level Up’.
“Across SSD caching, R1Soft backups, and our discussions with Parallels, we have spent almost two years and over $100,000 to make these upgrades possible,” says Cogswell. “This is unheard of in the industry, and takes overall system performance to levels the competition cannot match. We have always supported the latest web technologies in the quest for ultimate site performance. We are the first to go out, test new technology, and bring it back to our clients. We push for performance and reliability in everything we do, and this, our biggest Level Up ever, will give every customer the performance they deserve.”
WiredTree is currently starting upgrades on VPS hosting services, with hybrid server hosting to follow. All upgrades will be completed by mid-April 2013. More details can be found at wiredtree.com.