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TTFB vs disk speed

TTFB vs disk speed

While I’m doing some researches. I bumped into a new player for Cloud servers in Singapore. They are quite similar to the Linode and Digital Ocean.

The price structure is alike. However, they have the Windows version and of course, you pay more for the number of CPU core purchased.

They have claimed their disk read and write speed are faster than Digital Ocean and others. So, I’m keen. Since that, I have been using Linode for my disaster recovery service and this could be my alternative. Hence, I have signed up.

The entire process is no stranger to me since I’m quite familiar with Linode and Digital Ocean. The Cloud server was created quickly but I have to top up at least USD 10 to remove my trial. During the trial, you are not able to update rule in the firewall section.

I planned to DR my website at first but I have taken the opportunity to see if I will able to speed up my website since the disk read and write are faster.

I have used the under-construction template as my test page, and I make sure my SSD VPS is identical to my new cloud server. Both have gzip enabled and HTTP/2.

However, the result is a bit disappointing. Vastspace’s SSD VPS still load better. Frankly speaking, you cannot tell the differences with your naked eyes. Until you use tools like GTmetrix or the speed test at Pingdom.

The VPS with the IP starts with 103.237.X.X is sold by Vastspace. This is the original VPS, not the high-performance VPS. I’m happy to see Vastspace’s VPS outperforms in TTFB despite the speed is better in the disk drive as claimed.

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High-Performance VPS

High-Performance VPS

High-Performance VPS is relatively a new web hosting term in the industry, We named it as high-performance is to differentiate them from the standard VPS.

They have more RAM, better CPU priority and higher disk read and write output. Especially good for the applications rely on database read and write a lot.

While it is competitive in the web hosting market, similar to VPS, its price is cheaper. A lot of the hosting providers tend to host more guest machines than before.

As such, it only makes sense to introduce high-performance VPS to guarantee its performance. In most cases, the performance of our High-performance VPS  outperforms the dedicated server with hard drives especially the IO segment.

All of our high-performance VPS have RAID 10 SSD and not 4 but 8 units write intensive SSD minimum. In the high-performance VPS, the number of guest machine is limited by its guaranteed performance. Because of this reason, IOPS is high.

If you are looking at the dollars per Gigabyte, the conventional spinning hard drives are definitely cheaper. For performance, high chance the VPS will take the lead.

Another big advantage of these VPS is the backup snapshot. The backup snapshot works on 10 GbE network internally is really fast. It is taking less than 15 minutes to do a full backup of a 200Gb guest machine.

Yes, a full backup is not an incremental backup. We can call it a stateful backup. Next time when you want a dedicated server, you might want to check out the full-managed high-performance VPS.