H-Sphere High Availability Clustered Hosting Solutions
What is Clustered Hosting?
Standard website hosting employs a single physical machine (server) to host multiple services, including web, email, database, FTP and others. The server itself then becomes a single point of failure (SPOF)meaning that if one service fails, it fails for all hosted sites. In addition the server also has limited capacity for traffic, that in practice can lead to problems for a busy website or for a website that is experiencing transient bursts in traffic.
Net Locations H-Sphere Clustered hosting spreads this load (load balancing) across multiple servers ("nodes"), increasing availability and decreasing the chances of one service affecting the availability of another. Many large websites run on clustered hosting solutions, and with Net Location's affordable clustered hosting, now your site can take advantage of this high level of performance.
Shared hosting doesn't even come close to the performance provided by our Cloud backed clustered hosting solution. Even the small business website can benefit since the entry level price is just $5.95 a month. This provides enough storage and bandwidth for any small business site.
Coldfusion Version MX 9
Sharepoint 2007 (WSS3)
- Mission Critical V-Dedicated Servers
- Mission Critical V-Dedicated Servers
High Performance at a Fair Price Point
There are literally thousands of Web Hosts offering services that will allow you to make your site visible to potential customers. One can argue the virtues of hosting choices and what might be best for you. However at Net Locations we've been providing business grade web hosting since 1997 and one thing we know for sure - cheap and reliable simply don't add up - it's either one or the other. Providing true clustering and high performance hosting requires special skills and those require a larger capital investment than most so-called cheap hosts can provide. Net Location's clustered hosting solutions start at a fair price ($5.95 monthly) and provide exceptional value in terms of your TCO (aka - the bottom line). You need to determine if performance or cost tops your list when making a choice as to who should host your website.
Clustered hosting distributes the load (requests for services such as email, databases, FTP, etc) normally created by Internet traffic over a node of physical servers consisting of specialized machines to handle email, databases and other services. Through this load balancing arhitecture availability of services is substantially increased and single points of failure that may affect one service or another are dramatically decreased. Companies, escpecially SMBs, have moved their websites to clustered and cloud hosting structures because of these advantages and an affordable pricing level in recent years.
Net Location's Clustered Hosting Virtualizes Resources beyond the limits of one Physical Server
Customers share the processing power of many servers and their applications are distributed on-demand as resources are needed. It is easy to purchase more computing power when its needed and to scale up without having to change configuration files. A move to a dedicated VPS or Cloud Server is also a far less complicated procedure than is typical with shared hosting.
Is Clustered Hosting for You?
The benefits of clustered hosting are made obvious above and for a monthly investment starting at just $5.95 are a sensible solution for any website. When comparing clustered hosting solutions be sure to evaluate available options on a "apples to apples" basis paying particular attention to the authenticity of any offering. Too many Hosting Companies offer very low prices with features such as unlimited data transfer or disk space. The latter are a sure sign of overselling and are really just a marketing ploy (read the fine print in the AUP or TOS before you sign up as it usually tells you the limitations which basically negate the offering)- unlimited data transfer (some mistakenly call it bandwidth) and disk space are of course unobtainable. True clustered or cloud hosting is normally sold on a "pay-as-you-go" basis with some basic plans and a clear definition of additional costs for services you may use above your allotted allowances. This is the attraction of clustered and cloud hosting - the controlled costs of services you pay for only when you use them and the inherent scalability that provides performance when it's needed.