Hosting Review - QuestaVOLTA

Summary:

QuestaVOLTA out performs my previous hosting provider considerable, cutting both page load and render times in half. Not only is their network superb, but their virtual host far out performs my previous provider, rendering pages faster on 1/4 the CPUs.

Hosting Review

OLD Hosting provider:

  • Debian GNU/Linux 6.0
  • core count: 8
  • memory: 512MB
  • unicorn workers: 8

QuestaVOLTA:

  • CentOS release 6.4
  • core count: 2
  • memory: 1024MB
  • unicorn workers: 4

Test details:

Test Results

OLD

From the West Coast
Total connections:        1000
Connection rate per sec:  1.0
Connection time min:      973.7
Connection time avg:      1137.8
Connection time max:      1625.0
Errors total:             0
Connection time 85 pct:   1241.29
Connection time 95 pct:   1323.28
Connection time 99 pct:   1437.64
From the East Coast
Total connections:        1000
Connection rate per sec:  1.0
Connection time min:      610.5
Connection time avg:      798.9
Connection time max:      1905.1
Errors total:             0
Connection time 85 pct:   904.30
Connection time 95 pct:   999.92
Connection time 99 pct:   1138.75
From localhost

Note: localhost test remove network latency as a factor, testing instead the hardware.

Total connections:        1000
Connection rate per sec:  1.0
Connection time min:      402.4
Connection time avg:      581.1
Connection time max:      1587.6
Errors total:             0
Connection time 85 pct:   705.57
Connection time 95 pct:   776.70
Connection time 99 pct:   856.56

QuestaVOLTA

From West Coast
Total connections:        1000
Connection rate per sec:  1.0
Connection time min:      459.6
Connection time avg:      595.3
Connection time max:      1128.4
Errors total:             0
Connection time 85 pct:   689.76
Connection time 95 pct:   777.65
Connection time 99 pct:   866.18
From East Coast
Total connections:        1000
Connection rate per sec:  1.0
Connection time min:      393.9
Connection time avg:      463.2
Connection time max:      871.3
Errors total:             0
Connection time 85 pct:   507.25
Connection time 95 pct:   577.36
Connection time 99 pct:   637.11
From localhost

Note: localhost test remove network latency as a factor, testing instead the hardware.

Total connections:        1000
Connection rate per sec:  1.0
Connection time min:      207.4
Connection time avg:      305.5
Connection time max:      1168.8
Errors total:             0
Connection time 85 pct:   376.36
Connection time 95 pct:   414.86
Connection time 99 pct:   491.43