ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 8, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – A2 Hosting, a provider of broadband hosting solutions, today announced the availability of dedicated bare metal servers (BMDs) in both managed and unmanaged plans. The new solutions are based on state-of-the-art AMD EPYC ™ processors and Intel Xeon® processors as well as NVMe SSDs for the best price / performance ratio in the business to date.
Plan options vary based on compute speed, RAM allocation, and storage performance. Notably, all dedicated server plans are automatically deployed upon purchase, eliminating the provisioning delays sometimes encountered when purchasing such solutions from other web hosting partners. These dedicated servers will first be available outside the Michigan (United States) and will then be deployed in its remaining data centers around the world.
Benchmark performance tests run on newer bare metal servers indicate a significant performance advantage over competing options. Two scenarios were analyzed: single-threaded and multithreaded (250) workloads, testing the A2 Hosting solution against four comparable competing solutions. The benchmark tools used were NGINX (single-threaded applications) and Apache Siege (multithreaded applications).
In the single-threaded NGINX tests, which show performance levels for customers who need the fastest load times for e-commerce websites, A2 Hosting’s dedicated servers achieved performance ranging from 54% to 309 % better depending on the competitor. While in Apache Siege 250 multi-threaded testing for database hungry websites / applications, A2 Hosting solutions outperformed the competition by 22% to 670%. Collectively, regardless of the load, A2 Hosting’s BMD plans offer an average of 242% better performance compared to similar offerings from the five competitors tested.
SMBs looking to accelerate their tools and make their employees more efficient are switching to A2 Hosting’s multithreaded workload BMDs to increase the productivity and speed of internal and external applications for their staff. The increased performance of A2 Hosting’s dedicated servers over the five competing offerings tested has the potential to save businesses thousands of dollars in lost productivity each month.
“Today’s data-driven business use cases introduce heavier application workloads, increasing the demand for web hosting solutions. Customers are turning to dedicated server plans to maximize website performance as a result and eliminate any risk of noisy neighbor effects, ”said Bryan Muthig, CEO, A2 Hosting. “SMBs should be able to reap the benefits inherent in bare metal servers, whether or not they have strong IT departments. We have made this possible with our new dedicated web hosting service, ensuring the best possible return on investment. “
The new dedicated hosting plans include benefits designed to support small and medium businesses. Performance optimization and various customization options are available, many of which are handled automatically by A2 Hosting, such as speed optimization and security scans. Other key features include:
- Single tenant machines
- Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
- No hypervisor / virtualization layer
- State-of-the-art Intel Xeon and AMD EPYC servers
- DDR4 RAM with Error Correction Code (ECC)
- Four (4) Linux distribution options: CentOS, Debian, CloudLinux, Ubuntu
- Non-volatile memory (NVMe) SSDs (available with Turbo plans)
- Advanced LightSpeed Server Caching (available on Turbo plans)
- Automatic deployment upon purchase
Packaged in Standard and Turbo tiers, Dedicated Servers are accessible through managed and unmanaged dedicated hosting plans designed for the needs of two distinct types of users.
Managed dedicated server hosting: Designed for businesses and agencies with limited IT staff to ensure they can focus on business needs, not infrastructure and semi-experienced developers. The intuitive cPanel control panel is used for hardware access. Managed plans come with a LiteSpeed web server software license and CentOS or CloudLinux distributions. Root access is optional at checkout.
Unmanaged dedicated server hosting: Designed for experienced developers who are comfortable working directly on the hardware itself. The plans do not come with cPanel or any web server software, providing a true blank slate to customize to your preferences. Linux distribution choices include CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu. Root access is optional at checkout.
Diet Selection Guide
Determining the amount of storage and performance needed to support website goals can be a challenge. For customers looking for help, A2 Hosting has created a guide to help customers make more informed decisions when selecting a dedicated server plan. Access this guide here.
About A2 hosting
A2 Hosting, Inc. is a high performance hosting service provider located in Ann Arbor, MI. The company provides ultra-reliable solutions and 24/7 US-based support through its Guru Crew team. Since 2003, A2 Hosting has been providing innovative, affordable and developer-friendly hosting for small and medium businesses as well as web development agencies around the world. Customers looking for the industry’s fastest hosting options can host websites of any size on A2’s Turbo Performance server platform offering page load speeds up to 20 times faster than competing solutions. To learn more, visit https://www.a2hosting.com.
Heather Ailara, 211 Communications, +1 973-567-6040, [email protected]
SOURCE 211 Communications