Semi-Cluster Hosting vs. One Server Hosting

How do the one-server hosting platforms work?

How does the semi-cluster hosting platform work?
The advantages of the semi-cluster hosting over the one-server hosting platforms are many: faster processing of the requests (up to 15 times); less server load; smaller amortization (less hardware problems); longer server life; less energy is needed (despite the overall bigger load); smaller negative effect on the environment (as a result of the reduced need for cooling and the smaller heat separation).

In brief, to get a clearer vision of the advantages, see the following example:
If you run seven programs on a single computer simultaneously with different tasks to execute, their completion will be delayed because the program that first managed to start (out of all seven) practically takes up almost all the resources of the given machine. Thus, each next program will have to wait for its turn in order to process your requests. This is how the one-server hosting platforms work. The semi-cluster hosting platforms are quite a different affair. Now imagine that these seven programs are set up and their requests are being processed by three last generation super powerful Quad-Core computers (the kind you don’t have at home). Sounds shocking but in the instances of heavy sever load (quite common with the shared hosting services, for example email services) the semi-cluster hosting system is up to 15 times faster than the one-server hosting...

Semi-cluster web hosting platform (the full cluster is expected in the fourth quarter of 2008)
The advantages of the semi-cluster web hosting platform developed by us over the widely popular one-server hosting platforms are many:

  • FIVE to TEN times faster server response and processing of the incoming data (the fast and easy operation combined with the low server load preserves the hardware, maintains the amortization level many times lower than that of the one-server platforms and thus lengthens the life of the servers).
  • higher stability & less problems (of ANY kind) as a consequence of the lesser load: instead of eight services running on a single server SIMULTANEOUSLY, as is the case with the one-server platforms, here we have as many as FOUR NONSIMULTANEOUS services (the case with the semi-cluster hosting is that the more ‘load-heavy’ services, such as the email, for example, are distributed between other severs, each running ONLY A SINGLE service at a time).
  • GREENER is BETTER (tomorrow’s technology is available today): cooler racks full with semi-clustered servers use LESS ENERGY and exude considerably less heat, thus being way more environment friendly compared to today ‘s energy-voracious widely spread one-server solutions.