Server performance and dimensioning

Description

This article provides an in-depth explanation of the performance of various servers, and how to choose the right server for the right task.


Contents

Introduction

This page describes the hardware we serve and which services are best suited to run on it. If you are not sure what hosting package fits your needs, the following information may help you select the correct hardware.

Any server can host unlimited number of websites. However, the limit is mostly determined by the nature of the hosted websites and the specifications of the server. Our entry model series server can easily handle around a few hundred websites with a simple PHP-based package and small database. For a virtual server, the amount of websites is a bit lower.

Bare Metal servers

  • Dual Core
    Suitable for webhosting, bulletin boards, simple storage requirements, and other popular server applications.
  • Quad Core
    Mid-range servers suitable for various customer applications.
  • Dual Multi Core
    High quality, powerful servers for intensive databases, large websites, and demanding service applications.
     
  • GPU
    These high-performance servers utilize GPUs in combination with a CPU to accelerate scientific and technical applications. GPUs dramatically boost application performance by up to 10 times. They are ideally suited for computational-intensive projects, such as seismic processing, CFD, data mining, satellite imaging, weather modeling, and 3D rendering as well as being used to host VDI environments. Please be aware not all applications can be GPU accelerated. 

Cloud hosting

  • Virtual Server
    The Virtual Server offers affordable quality and performance by providing you with an instance on our redundant public cloud platform.
  • Premium Virtual Server
    Our Premium Virtual Server solution is ideal for more demanding customers.
  • Leaseweb Cloud
    The Leaseweb Cloud offers virtualized compute resources together with virtual networking. With virtual networking, you can build setups where only part of your infrastructure is connected to the public Internet, while your back end systems can freely communicate with each other.

RAID controller

  • Hardware RAID
    RAID is most commonly implemented on Bare Metal hardware known as the "RAID controller". The main reason is to combine multiple hard disks to one array for data storage which needs to be quickly accessible for the users.
    For more information on RAID, please view the following article.

SSD

  • Solid-State Drive
    A solid-state drive is a data storage device using integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. SSDs have no moving mechanical components.Compared with electromechanical disks, SSDs are typically less susceptible to physical shock. They run more quietly, have lower access time and less latency.

    SSDs are commonly used as operating system hard disks as they are fast, and that helps speed up loading information and the running processes on the system.