We often get asked about how we handle our server capacities, and it's a great question! Let's break it down in simple terms:
Traditional Hosting vs. Our Approach
Most hosting companies follow a standard method. They limit the number of accounts on a server, typically ranging from 600 to 1000. Once a server reaches its limit, they move on to the next one and repeat the process. However here at StableHost we do things a bit differently:
Flexible Server Capacities
We don't have a fixed number of accounts per server. It can vary widely, anywhere from 300 to 2000 accounts. Here's how we manage it in order to make our servers as efficient as possible:
When we set up a new server, we start by filling it halfway, accommodating around 300-400 accounts. This approach ensures that the server has plenty of room to breathe, with about 75% of its CPU power unused.
If there's no new server available, we distribute accounts strategically. We assess server performance based on CPU load. Some websites are highly active, while others might only get a few visitors a day. We balance these out to prevent any slowdowns. For instance, a server with only a few active websites can host thousands of accounts without any impact on speed.
We are committed to providing a seamless experience for our customers. That's why we never load a server beyond 50% of its CPU capacity. This reserved power acts as a buffer, ready to handle unexpected surges in traffic (like sudden popularity or traffic spikes) or resource-intensive tasks such as backups.
By managing our servers this way, we ensure that your website stays fast and responsive, even as it grows in popularity. We believe in being proactive, anticipating your needs, and providing a hosting environment that you can rely on.
Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions - we're here to help!