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SSD Hosting for Database Driven Applications :

Running a large blog, e-commerce store, or custom application requires a lot of database input and output (I/O). As your site gets more popular and traffic starts to grow, your hard drives will start getting more and more concurrent I/O requests. During peak viewing times, the amount of I/O requests can slow down the recall of information from your database. This is especially true for sites on traditional "spinning media" disk drives. The physical limitations of spinning hard disks and the mechanical head restricts the amount of information that can be requested at a given time.

This is where our new SSD Hosting is superior. With a lack of moving parts, data transfer is only restricted by the speed of the network (which is why our shared servers are already on blazingly fast 1Gbps networks).

In a benchmark test, we tested our already fast SAS 15K drives against 1TB Samsung solid-state drives during busy I/O periods. The result, SSDs pushed out 95% more data than these hard disk drives!

Package SSD Business SSD Advanced
36 month Fee * $10.00$9.00 $18.00$17.00
24 month Fee * $10.50$9.50 $18.50$17.50
12 month Fee * $11.00$10.00 $19.00$18.00
6 month Fee * $11.50$10.50 $19.50$18.50
3 month Fee * $11.75$10.75 $19.75$18.75
Monthly Fee * $11.95$10.95 $19.95$18.95
Disk Space 6 GB 12 GB
Usable data transfer Unlimited Unlimited
Free Domain Names Yes Yes
Available Hosted Domains 2 5
Payment Methods Diverse Diverse
Plan Upgrades Yes Yes
30 Day Money Back Guarantee Yes Yes
No Contracts Yes Yes
Web Statistics Daily Daily
Sub Domains 3 5
Parked Domains Yes Yes
FTP Access 24/7 24/7
Dedicated IP No Yes
$100 Google Adwords Credit Yes Yes
Private SSL No Yes
Backups Daily Daily
RAID 5 - Disk Mirroring Yes Yes
Port Speed 100mbit 100mbit
Cpanel Yes Yes
Ffmpeg(Video / Audio streaming) Yes Yes
Softaculous (175 pre-installed scripts) Yes Yes
Email Features :
POP3 Email 40 100
IMAP Yes Yes
Spam Filters Yes Yes
Email Aliases Unlimited Unlimited
Email Catchall Yes Yes
SMTP Mail Yes Yes
Email Control Panel Yes Yes
Web Mail Access Yes Yes
Autoresponders Yes Yes
Mail Forwarding Yes Yes
Mailing List Yes Yes
Control Panel Features :
Video Tutorials Yes Yes
File Manager Yes Yes
Web Disk Yes Yes
Directory Protection Yes Yes
Hotlinking Protection Yes Yes
Front Page Extensions Yes Yes
Formmail Yes Yes
Blog ( Wordpress, B2evolution.. ) Yes Yes
Scripting Tools :
Your own Cgi-Bin Yes Yes
SSI Yes Yes
Cron Yes Yes
PHP 5 with Zend Support Yes Yes
Perl Support Yes Yes
Python Support Yes Yes
MySQL database 5 10
phpMyAdmin Yes Yes
ImageMagick Yes Yes
GD Library Yes Yes
Forums (Discussion Boards) Yes Yes
Free Module Installation Yes Yes
Redirect URL Yes Yes
IP Deny Manager Yes Yes
Apache Handlers Yes Yes
MIME Types Yes Yes
E-Commerce :
PrestaShop Yes Yes
OpenCart Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Zen Cart Yes Yes
osCommerce Yes Yes
Cube cart Yes Yes
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools by Attracta (TM) :
Attracta SEO Tools Yes Yes
Get in Google, Yahoo & Bing Yes Yes
XML Sitemap Submission Yes Yes
Google Score Card Yes Yes
Broken Links Report Yes Yes
Google Maps Listing Yes Yes
Link-Building Directory Yes Yes
SEO consultation Yes Yes
Web / Ftp Statistics :
AWStats Yes Yes
Webalizer Yes Yes
Analog Yes Yes
Raw Log Manager Yes Yes
Referrer Logs 24/7 24/7
Error Log Yes Yes
Latest Visitors Stats Yes Yes
Customer Service :
24 hour Monitoring Yes Yes
Email Support 24/7 24/7
Phone Support 24/7 24/7

Benchmarking Latency (time it takes to get data)

Hard drives have two things working against it when it comes to data retrieval. The first is the rotational latency of the of the disk. The second is the seek time that it takes for the read/write head to find the data on the disk. SSDs have neither of these issues.

We benchmarked the latency of our SSD hosting servers versus a server with hard disk drives under high network load. As you can see, hard disk drives take about 20 times longer to access data during periods of heavy I/O requests.

4GoodHosting's Hosting Shared SSD Servers

Unlike other hosting companies, 4GoodHosting Hosting lets you use solid-state drives to host all types of data. This means you can host your blog on one domain, your friend’s static website on another, and your client's ecommerce site – all from the same Business or Advanced hosting account. There are no restrictions with how you can use our SSD Hosting.

  • Dynamic content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.)
  • Ecommerce stores (PrestaShop, OpenCart, etc.)
  • Self-built websites & applications
  • Static HTML websites with SSD Hosting

Data Loss Prevention

Our SSD Hosting servers utilize RAID cards with battery-backed non-volatile caching. This means that in the event of sudden power loss, any data yet to be written will be stored in cache until the server is brought back to normal operation. Inbound data will then be written and stored as if nothing happened.

We've also taken measures to ensure zero impact on our customers from any SSD failures that might occur. Our solid-state drives are placed in RAID-5 configuration with extra backup drives to ensure data integrity throughout our SSD hosting servers.

Improving Server Reliability

With no mechanical parts that could lead to disk failure or temperature augmentation, unlike Hard drives, SSDs work smoothly with a higher speed. They are, in addition to that, most known for less latency to serve data to visitors no matter where they are located in the world.

Plan 1 yr - 10yrs *Free*
.com $14.95 yr $0.00
.ca $14.95 yr $0.00
.net $14.95 yr $0.00
.org $14.95 yr $0.00
.biz $14.95 yr $0.00
.info $14.95 yr $0.00
.name $14.95 yr $0.00
.us $14.95 yr $0.00
"When I first was checking out in 2002, I was at first skeptical. Is this a fly by the night web host or not? Well, eight years later Mike I wanted to express my gratitude that your servers have always been lightning fast. Your service has always been solid. Your customer service team has always been prompt, and I have always appreciated the personal touch your team offers. Thank you for never giving me a reason to complain."
Doug D.