Some of you may have noticed that we now have a semi-dedicated hosting plan.. since it’s launch we’ve been getting a few questions on what the difference between a semi-dedicated plan is and the other reseller hosting plans.. It isn’t just more space & bandwidth, but it also has other significant advantages too.
In any hosting service (apart from dedicated), server resources are shared amongst the various websites (this is true for vps, cloud servers and pretty much anything else – resources are shared and some may give you a virtual allocation that will still be shared). Some web hosting companies do it well, some quite often end up overloading their servers. Afterall, the higher the server density, the more $$$.. But that’s only true in the short term and only really suitable for hobby websites.
Our focus is ensuring our hosting is suitable for businesses of any size and that our solutions can scale with our customers. Servers have to be under-loaded and under utilized to ensure the raw power is there and available should a website need it.
Who is it for?
Our semi-dedicated plans are tailored to those that require the power of a virtual dedicated platform but without all the hassle of managing a server. It’s a complete & fully managed service that you can set & forget. We handle backups, policy enforcement, security, updates, licenses and so much more. It’s pro-active and gives you a full end-to-end service.
It’s great those looking to move away from dedicated/vps environments onto something more predictable and managed. For those that don’t want to and don’t have the time to get involved with the intricacies of server management but need a service that allows you to concentrate on your business rather than all the technicalities.
Lower Contention Ratio
The contention ratio is how many websites are competing for the same shared resource. At InnoHosting, we keep this figure considerably low. Likewise, all websites have their own generous allocation of CPU/RAM/IO as well.
With our semi-dedicated, websites will naturally require even more power so it’s important to ensure these servers have an abundance of redundant resources available whenever you need it. By having less sites per server, there are less accounts competing for the same resources.
Because of the lower contention ratio, accounts are allocated more power and resources to allow your web applications to run gracefully with unparalleled performance.
Fully Managed Service
The semi-dedicated plans are fully managed. We take care of all the server back-end tasks and all you need to do is focus on your company and what matters to you. Our semi-dedicated plans include end user support services as well so we can even handle the technical hosting queries that your customers send to you under your brand name.
CDP backups are fully included allowing you to roll back your website in just a couple of clicks.. Granular control allows you to control what you restore – an entire site, a single file, multiple files, a database, a single table and so much more.
activGuard Web Security also means your sites are protected against common exploits & vulnerabilities.
Previously, hosting companies have sold semi-dedicated plans that were nothing more than throwing in a few extra GB’s of webspace and re-packaging it as ‘semi-dedicated’. Our semi-dedicated services are hugely different and strive to offer a complete managed business hosting service that absolves you of your hosting commitments and allows you to focus on making your business a success while ensuring you have a scaleable and solid foundation that gives you the confidence to grow your business.