There is a lot we’ve done to make ServInt’s SolidFire-powered Cloud VPS and Cloud Dedicated hosting platform the most significant evolution of Cloud hosting technology in many years — the elimination of noisy neighbors, the transition to an all SSD cloud storage solution, and most recently, the implementation of a hosting-industry first: a Site Performance Guarantee that promises your site will never slow down because of a drop in available RAM, CPU, disk or read write operations per second (IOPS).
What is behind this guarantee — and the verification and proof that you’re receiving the performance you’ve been promised — is the proprietary analytics tool that we’ve introduced to support our Site Performance Guarantee.
If you’re a Cloud VPS or Dedicated customer, these resource graphs are available in your customer portal. They give you total transparency into all your critical server resources, showing not just how much CPU, RAM, disk, IOPS, and network resources you’re using, but also tracking how much you’re guaranteed and currently allotted.
Never before has a virtual server been so transparent.
So, just what do these graphs include?
The first graph is the All Resources graph. It plots the major resources by percentage used including CPU, RAM, IOPS and disk. This graph gives users a great snapshot of server resource usage. As usage heads towards 100% it’s time to think about optimizing your code or upgrading your hardware.
Just try getting a straight answer on how many CPU cores you are guaranteed (let alone how many you are using at any point) from another host. If you’re a SolidFire customer, our CPU Core graphs will show you your guaranteed cores, the cores you’re currently allotted beyond your guarantee, and the cores you’re using at any given time. ServInt’s Cloud VPS means unprecedented transparency into CPU core guarantees and usage.
If you know your Unix, you can run a FREE command and find out how much memory you are using at any given moment, but can you look back on historical trends over days, weeks or months? With ServInt RAM graphs we show you how much active RAM your Cloud VPS is using, how much cache RAM the server is filling with recently used data, and how much RAM has been allocated to you. Understanding the relationship between active RAM use and the ability for your server to cache data in unused RAM is central to understanding when a server is slowing down due to a lack of memory.
ServInt’s Cloud VPS, powered by SolidFire is the only small- to medium-business hosting platform to guarantee a set number of IOPS (Input Output operations Per Second) for each customers. IOPS contention and its associated consequence — site slowdowns from “noisy neighbors” — is the dirty secret of cloud. Only ServInt’s Cloud VPS has a solution to the noisy neighbor problem for cloud hosting customers.
With ServInt server resource graphing, you can see exactly how many IOPS you have guaranteed at any time and how many you are using. Never again worry about mysterious site slowdowns from the activities of someone else in the cloud.
How fast are you consuming disk space? Is it time to consider purging redundant folders or increasing your storage capacity? ServInt’s disk space and disk inode graphs allow you to see how your disk usage tracks over time. And with built-in historical graphing, you can look back to search for any jumps in disk usage that may have been avoidable.
How much traffic are you pushing out over the Internet? If you see an ever-increasing amount of traffic and you’re running WordPress, maybe you’re not caching images effectively. Is traffic into your server spiking? This can indicate many things (including — in extreme cases — a DDoS attack). Use our network traffic and network packets graphs to measure and track the traffic into and out of your server.
For the hard-core admins, we’d included graphs of the esoteric, but often demanded, Unix Load Average. Track the load your running and runnable processes are putting on your cpu.
To find your server resource graphs
Simply visit the Products section of your customer portal and select “Manage” for the server you are interested in tracking. In the drop-down, select “Resource Graphs” to view your complete server resource graphs.
ServInt’s Cloud VPS, powered by SolidFire, is the first truly transparent hosting infrastructure. Our server resource graphs allow you to see inside your server. No more wondering whether your hardware or software is the cause of site slowdowns. No more guessing about how much of your resource pool you’re using and when you’ll need to upgrade.
With ServInt’s Cloud VPS and server resource graphs, we’ve put the power in your hands.
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