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 to be hosted on shared servers. The type of plan can be compared to Managed VPS - you get dedicated resources, but we are the ones that set up everything. As a First Class plan customer, you get the same Control Panel software shared hosting plans have, but on the background, your account will be the only one on the platform.
FIRST CLASS ACCOUNT
PRICE AFTER THE FIRST MONTH FOR
A SINGLE FIRST CLASS ACCOUNT
PRICE FOR CUSTOMERS WITH 7
OR MORE HOSTING ACCOUNTS
|Dedicated CPU||2 cores, Xeon E5-2630 @ 2.30GHz|
|Dedicated RAM||6 GB|
|Dedicated Storage||100 GB on SSD in RAID6 array|
|Monthly Data Transfer||5000 GB|
|Databases, Subdomains, FTP accounts, Parked domains||1000+|
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 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 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 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 plan and its dedicated resources, there is no problem to run video-processing utilities on your account.
|Resource||Shared hosting||First Class|
|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 plan accounts, which we consider safe to ensure the proper operation of the system. These limits are adjustable.
First Class 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.