Our Premium Web Hosting (PWH) solutions have been a popular choice among all different types of website owners/managers. For sale from 2015 through 2020, they offered a number of great features.
While the PWH plans remain a great option for many clients, and those clients are welcome to continue with those plans as long as they wish, lots of people have been asking us the difference between the two types of plans and whether or not they should make the switch. To help in that decision process, we put together this article to highlight the key differences as well as common features.
Features Exclusive to the New Plans:
Ultrafast and Redundant VMware vSAN Storage
Rochen’s compute infrastructure has been powered by VMware for some time now. With these new plans, we are taking things a step further by upgrading the storage infrastructure to VMware vSAN. vSAN is a software-defined distributed storage platform meaning that your data is hosted across multiple physical servers while also being stored locally to the compute infrastructure serving your sites.
Major benefits of a distributed storage platform like vSAN are that not only is the storage redundant, so that in the event of a server failure your data is still available, but data can also be read locally providing a significant performance benefit over traditional SANs where data has to pass over the network to the compute infrastructure before it can be served to visitors to your website. vSAN provides the redundancy of a traditional SAN combined with fast local storage performance. To enhance performance even further, Rochen has architected the underlying hardware of our vSAN storage arrays using SSD drives backed by an even faster NVMe accelerated caching layer.
Node.js Support Added
Dual-Stack IPv4 and IPv6 Routing
Rochen is proud to be a member of both the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) in North America and the RIPE Network Coordination Centre in Europe. Through both organizations, we have obtained direct IPv6 address allocations. With our new plans sites are routed and reachable using both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
Web Host Manager (WHM) Account
Our Growth, Pro, and Reseller plan all include access to your Web Host Manager (WHM) Account. Through WHM you can create your own packages to make use of the resources allocated to your plan. Then, when you add a new domain to your hosting, you can assign it a package that will ensure a default amount of storage as well as LVE limits. This comes in addition to still being able to add and remove domains via your My Rochen account.
Dedicated IP Addresses
Our new Pro and Reseller plans both come with a dedicated IPv4 address. This means that sites hosted on these plans will not share an IP address with other Rochen customers. A dedicated IP address can be particularly useful, especially for business users, where email deliverability rates are important. All email messages sent by customers on these plans will go out from their own dedicated IP address so messages are less likely to be flagged by spam filters. All of the new plans receive dedicated IPv6 addresses.
Pooled Systems Resources
By taking advantage of Linux Virtual Environments (LVEs), a kernel-level technology developed by CloudLinux, all of our new plans now come with a generous pool of systems resources (vCPU, RAM and Inodes) in addition to the SSD quota. All plans include unmetered data transfer and are not limited by arbitrary caps like the number of page views. If hosting multiple sites, customers can configure their sites to be unrestricted and use the pool of systems resources as needed or can they set limits for each site to ensure that one site can’t use the entire pool and cause performance issues for other sites under the same plan. This is particularly useful for the likes of web designers or developers reselling hosting. Either way, the pool of resources is there for each customer to use and is segregated from other Rochen customers.
Generous Inodes Allocations
Features Exclusive to PWH Plans:
With your Premium Web Hosting plan you have the option of scaling storage above the default limit. This is done in increments of 1GB. Scaled storage is invoiced in addition to regular renewal fees. More information about how to scale your PWH storage can be found here.
Site Booster add-on Option
Premium Web Hosting plans provide the option to add our Site Booster add-on to individual websites. Site Booster provides added LVE resources (RAM, vCPU) to a website. More information on adding site Booster can be found here.
Clients on our newer tier of plans have higher default LVE limits, and more robust overall plan upgrade options, eliminating the need for the Site Booster add-on
Common Features Between PWH and New Plans:
- LiteSpeed Enterprise Web Server
- LSCache + cache management plugins for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento
- Ultrafast PHP 7.4 (with PHP 8 coming soon)
- Staging Tools for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento
- Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates
- Immunify360 Malware Detection and Cleanup
- Web Application Firewall (WAF) Protection
- SSH, SFTP, Git and phpMyAdmin for easy development
- WP-CLI for WordPress, Drush for Drupal and Magento CLI
- Complete Email Service with Spam Experts Protection
- 100% Carbon Offsetting through Green Mountain Energy
- Highly Knowledgable and Friendly 24/7 Technical Support
- 30 Days Money Back Guarantee