To meet the needs of our customers with high-resource-demanding sites, we have prepared a special plan - First Class. It comes with dedicated hardware resources that are set up to meet the needs of popular heavily-visited dynamic sites, which have become unsuitable for shared hosting servers. This is a Managed VPS plan - you get dedicated resources, and we are the ones that set up everything. You get the same Control Panel software of our shared hosting plans, but your account will be the only one at platform.
Still, your site could be way too heavily-visited or just gone viral, the software you run may be way too important, or you might need a lot of space, and the 2 CPU cores/6GB RAM/100GB SSD space might not be enough to meet your needs. Here comes the Ultimate plan; it comes with 8 CPU cores, 24GB of RAM, and one terabyte of SSD space, which is enough to meet the needs of medium-to-large organizations. If your business operations are too important and you cannot afford your site to be out of resources even for a minute, then the Ultimate plan could be the answer - its resources allow you to host almost any site on it.
|Dedicated CPU||2 cores, Xeon E5-2630 @ 2.30GHz||8 cores, Xeon E5-2630 @ 2.30GHz|
|Dedicated RAM||6 GB||24 GB|
|Dedicated Storage||100 GB on SSD||1 TB on SSD|
|Monthly Data Transfer||5000 GB||20 TB|
|Databases, Subdomains, FTP accounts, Parked domains||1000+||1000+|
|Base price||$299.00 /mo||$999.00 /mo|
|Price after the first month for a single hosting account||$239.20 /mo||$799.20 /mo|
|Price for customers with 7 or more hosting accounts||$149.50 /mo||$499.50 /mo|
Our experience shows that when it comes to popular, heavily-visited MySQL-driven sites, usually the culprit is neither the CPU time, nor the space/traffic. It is the I/O subsystem that is usually overloaded by heavy MySQL queries. We have eliminated this problem by using Solid-state-disks - their performance is much better than that of RAID6 HDD arrays.
System backups on First Class/Ultimate plans are larger - we keep daily backups for the last 15 days, compared to seven backups kept for shared-hosting plans. This gives you more recovery options in case something goes wrong.
As you will be the only user on the virtual machine, any services on it will run only for your site. This makes the server behavior fully predictable for you, as no other user can clog up any of the services, or do anything that can obstruct the operation of your site or mail.
First Class/Ultimate servers support FastCGI, as well as caching tools such as OPcache or Memcached. These systems can be used to increase the speed of dynamic web sites by reducing the CPU/database load, thus freeing more resources for your web site.
Unlike our shared hosting plans, First Class/Ultimate plans come with SSH access to the server. This is a managed service, and you will not get root access to the server; however, SSH will allow you to easily perform most tasks that you may need.
Although requested by customers, video processing utilities are not suitable for shared hosting servers, as they require a lot more server (CPU) resources. However, with the First Class/Ultimate plan and its dedicated resources, there is no problem to run video-processing utilities on your account.
|Resource||Shared hosting||First Class/Ultimate|
|Disk system||HDD RAID6 array||SSD RAID6 array|
|CPU limit per process||60 seconds||Unrestricted|
|Memory limit||195 MB||Unrestricted|
|CPU limit||100 min per day||Unmetered|
|MySQL usage limit||20 min per day||Unmetered|
|Backups||7 days||15 days|
There are CPU/Memory limits set by default on First Class/Ultimate plan accounts, which we consider safe to ensure the proper operation of the system. These limits are adjustable.
First Class/Ultimate accounts are billed on a monthly basis, all volume-based discounts are applied. When calculating the discounted price for customers with more than one account, all customer accounts are counted, including accounts on shared servers.