Web hosting provider Canadian Web Hosting announced on Wednesday it has made a significant upgrade to its shared web hosting servers, adding new technologies that include improved read/write SSD caching.
The upgrade comes a few weeks after Canadian Web Hosting doubled its data center capacity through a new partnership with Backbone Data Vault.
As part of the upgrade, Canadian Web Hosting has also boost server resources including disk space and RAM, along with providing greater support for applications like Drupal, Joomla and WordPress in its shared hosting environment.
Canadian Web Hosting has also increased its shared hosting disk I/O rate through expanded use of caching via hardware upgrades and new technologies.
The upgrade ensures that each shared hosting server that hosts a website, static pages, web applications, databases or e-commerce store will be provided with faster data rates.
This upgrade will be passed on to the end-users, providing them with improved access and faster load times.
To achieve this, Canadian Web Hosting uses the 520-series and M4 series solid state drive from Intel and Crucial. Each flash memory drive includes 256 GB of storage with improved SSD read/write caching and is configured in RAID10.
Additionally, every server uses VMware virtualization and includes a minimum of 32GB of RAM and dual Intel E5 Xeon processors.
The two technologies combined deliver overall performance improvements by as much as 60 percent over CWH’s Canadian-based shared hosting competitors.
“We host many users operating high performance websites, web applications, databases and indexes, as well as environments in which data is subject to frequent access and requires power and flexibility but don’t have the budget flexibility to move to cloud hosting or a dedicated server,” says Canadian Web Hosting director Matt McKinney. “During the upgrade, we performed repeated tests and uncovered truly unprecedented performance as well as significantly lower server load that translates to more processing power and elimination of potential bottlenecks for our customers. We are happy to say that our upgraded shared servers offer unparalleled performance and with our new 50 percent shared hosting promotion we’ve made it easier than ever to move to Canadian Web Hosting.”
To celebrate the launch of the upgraded shared hosting services, Canadian Web Hosting is offering new customers a 50 percent discount on new shared hosting plans.