In this article we want to give you more information about the different types of drives used in web servers to provide the best reseller hosting services. There is big difference between the two and we will explain below what it is and how it affects the performance of your server. Choosing a server with powerful hardware will allow your web sites to load quicker. That is a big factor nowadays. If your web site takes more than 3-4 seconds to load you will lose visitors. That’s why it is important to choose the right hosting company which can deliver quality services by using proper hardware and providing adequate technical support.
Many people believe that it is very easy to start a successful web hosting business. They are right. You can buy a cpanel reseller hosting account and have your web hosting company up and running in minutes. That is pretty easy to do but it doesn’t make your hosting company successful. So, what do you need to do to make it successful?
If you have a higher budget you can consider starting with a dedicated server. A cloud server is a great option too as it will allow you to scale and add more CPU/Memory/Disk space as you grow. In that way you will have full access to your server, you will be able to sell both shared and reseller hosting and you will pay as much as you use. The best option would be to have separate servers for the separate hosting services you offer. That will require a higher budget though but you will be able to separate the services and that will allow you to administrate them better. You will be able to offer different features to your shared and reseller hosting customers.
The decision mainly depends on the budget you have for starting your business. The most money you have the biggest your chances are to succeed. Let’s look at different budget scenarios.
Looking back at 2016 we can certainly say that Scala Hosting had another very successful year in the web hosting industry. We have done a lot to improve the services and add more value to them. We would like to outline below some of the big moments for us that happened in 2016 at Scala Hosting.
30% growth in new customers
We had 30% more new customers compared to 2015. In fact, our November statistics compared to November 2015 show almost 200% increase which tells us we have done a great job by serving our customers well and they recommend us to their friends and business partners for web hosting services.
95% customers satisfaction
95% of the total ratings of our clients in both tickets and live chats were positive.
50% staff increase
In 2016 we have increased our staff members by 50%. We expect our staff to double in 2017.
Upgraded shared hosting plans
We have upgraded both web hosting plans and reseller hosting plans. They now have unlimited bandwidth and some of them come with unlimited disk space too. We have bundled new features with the plans for free such as free ClientExec billing system, free SSL certificates and priority support. Priority support allowed customers to get their issues looked into on urgent basis getting the tickets looked into in less than 5 minutes.
Upgraded SSD Cloud Hosting Platform
We have added 4 times more processing power, 6 times more memory and 3 times more disk space. The ssd cloud hosting cluster now includes hundreds of CPU cores, hundreds of GB’s of RAM, and tens of TB’s of SSD disk space. The upgrades were performed for both our sites in the United States and Europe.
The cloud network was upgraded from 1Gbps to 40Gbps decreasing latency to less than 1ms. The storage was also upgraded. The old storage had 2 copies of data on 2 separate devices. The new ssd cloud cluster keeps 3 copies of data on 3 separate storage devices. The new system utilizes a 100% distributed storage farm with data being encrypted.
Added many new services
We have started multiple new services. We will list them below.
We have written lots of articles in our blog and shared them on social media such as Facebook and Twitter which increased the rank of Scala Hosting in Google. As a result we got 40% more visits from the organic search than in 2015.
Those are some of the big “things” that happened. There were many other minor improvements which we don’t want to mention here because this article will become endless and you may get tired to read it completely.
And now 2017 is coming and we are positively looking at it. There is always room for improvement and we are going to keep up the good work in 2017 too and continue to keep customers happy and continue to increase the value of our services.
We have planned what we are going to improve at the beginning of 2017 to make customers feel better while partnering with Scala Hosting. We are going to upgrade our network to 10Gbps uplinks, look into adding DDoS protection and improve the security of customers’ individual accounts and servers by implementing a new security system which we are going to start testing in January 2017. It will help decrease the number of compromised web sites due to their owners not securing them as they should.
Thank you for your trust and support in 2016.
We are looking to continue working with you in 2017.