Why cloud hosting is your best bet for your WordPress website

You’ve made it. You (or your team) have mastered the art of WordPress. You have a perfectly curated website for your business – or better yet, an online business. What’s next?

Often overlooked, the hosting services you choose can actually make or break your WordPress site, and when your website suffers, your business suffers too. Among all the options, hosting on the cloud is currently the most sought-after pick, and here is why.

What is cloud hosting?

Contrary to traditional hosting methods where data is stored in one single server, cloud uses virtually an unlimited number of virtual servers, offering the best insurance against congested traffic or website downtime due to system failure. And this is just the basics. The cloud has a host of benefits that make it outshine other hosting methods.

More stable network with higher uptime

Using cloud resources, cloud hosting spreads both workload and data storage of your WordPress site to a network of servers. If one of the servers goes down for any reason, the others will pick up the slack immediately and keep your site online at all times.

LayerStack upholds a service-level agreement that pledges an uptime of as much as 99.95%, giving you an extra layer of assurance.

Infinite and instant scalability

Your business grows as time goes by, and so do your hosting demands. The flexible architecture of the cloud allows you to scale up when you need more resources – anytime, anywhere. Scaling is instant and just one click away if you use LayerStack’s LayerPanel.

Optimized environment for WordPress

As cloud technology matures, cloud servers are now expertly designed and configured for WordPress sites to run at maximum efficiency. WordPress cloud servers are monitored by professionals that know WordPress at the back of their hands to fix any issues that may present.

Dedicated resources and SSD

If you want to have more control over the speed and performance of your WordPress site, look for cloud hosting services that give you dedicated resources. Opposite to shared server options, these solutions guarantee that you are the only tenant of the servers, meaning you can make full use of the CPU power, SSD storage and other hardware. The result is a stable, more responsive WordPress site.

What to look out for when choosing a cloud host

Now that you understand how your WordPress site can benefit from cloud hosting, let’s talk about the factors you should consider to ensure a smooth start off the get-go.

Technical Support

Maintaining a WordPress site can be tricky, and what is better than knowing there’s a team of cloud experts who always have your back? Absolutely nothing. When choosing a host, find one that has strong, reputable technical support. As far as that is concerned, LayerStack provides human support round the clock throughout the year, answering all your questions when you need it.

Quick and foolproof installation

Whether you are an IT expert or WordPress beginner, easy installation and smooth transition are always good news. Thoughtful hosts often go the extra mile and complete the installation for you. LayerStack promises a quick and painless installation and deployment in 60 seconds, all done by our cloud specialists. Once you have signed up, choose WordPress as your operating system with one click, go to the pantry to get yourself a cup of coffee and you’re good to go. Together with LayerPanel, you can monitor and control every aspect of your system in an instant.

Cost

This is an obvious one. Most of the time, good things don’t come cheap. But with LayerStack, you can get the best of both worlds. LayerStack delivers unrivaled cloud competence at some of the lowest prices out there, helping you shave a few bucks off the bill without compromising the performance of your WordPress site nor any hidden cost.

Practical features

It is not uncommon that a cloud hosting provider offers extra features. To find a host perfect for your needs, factor in the free as well as paid features that are relevant to you. For example, you can enjoy Firewalls, API and many premium features with LayerStack for free. At a low price, Global Private Networking gives you boosted security while the intelligent Load Balancers help maximize web efficiency.

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Migrate your workloads to LayerStack clouds like a pro

Migrate cloud workloads to LayerStack cloud servers

From your apartment furniture, to your cell phone data, to your entire application workload, moving stuff to a new environment can make you sweat bullets, but it doesn’t have to be. Our tech experts at LayerStack will do the heavy lifting for you – all free of charge. On top of that, you can enjoy a slew of benefits from the cloud packages in which we take pride.

Why migrate to LayerStack clouds?

  • Exceptional Performance

We let the quality of our cloud infrastructure speaks for itself. Snatching top spots in various benchmark evaluations, our cloud solutions excel in web performance, CPU power, stability, disk I/O performance, network performance and many other areas, beating some of the biggest names in the field for our unparalleled functioning.

  • Unlimited traffic

Our prices are as transparent as they can be. All LayerStack cloud packages offer unlimited data transfer under our “Fair Use Policy”. We don’t charge extra traffic and there will never be unwelcome surprises on your bills.

  • Feature-rich control panel

Our intuitive LayerPanel allows you to control the smallest details in a single portal. Build, manage and monitor the environment and receive insightful, broken-down analytics so you can make the best and informed decisions that drive your business.

And we don’t stop there. LayerStack’s development team works tirelessly and rolls out new features to further improve your cloud journey with us. Global Private Networking, Load Balancers and API are just the start – the sky is only the limit, not our cloud.

  • Free bundled services

These freebies are more than just bells and whistles. At LayerStack, we understand a cloud solution, as well as the data and applications that count on it, is an important part of your business’s asset. That’s why our solution packages come with all the necessary support, from firewalls, 24/7/365 technical support, and extensive documentary – all on the cuff.

How does LayerStack help migrate your workloads?

There’s no better news than being able to keep everything the way they were after a transition. We promise an easy and professional migration with minimal disruptions, and that’s what we deliver.

  1. Customized migration

Our templates let you import your original VM images to preserve the software and previous configurations in your customed environment. You can install multiple instances from the same image and keep everything you know and love, at the same time enjoying the new benefits that LayerStack’s remarkable features offer.

2. Fuss-free migration delivered by experts

If all you want is a simple migration, you can have it too – for free! Our experienced experts have executed migrations of all sizes, and they will put together a migration strategy best to your situation for a smooth, simplified and swift migration with minimum downtime. During which, all data will be encrypted and transmitted over a secure channel, as security has always been our priority.

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Load Balancers Algorithms: What are they and how do they work?

LayerStack Load Balancers Algorithm

An essential triage to internet traffic with practical security features, load balancers is the gatekeeper that directs web-based traffic to the best available servers for optimal application efficiency. This process involves different algorithms, all come with unique pluses. And in this post, you will read all about them so you can make the most of our balancers.

Round Robin

This is the most common algorithm where all available servers form a queue. When a new request comes in, the load balancers forward it to the first server in the queue. Upon the next request, the balancers distribute the traffic to the next server in the list.

The below diagram gives you a picture of how this works. Say we have an environment with three available servers, the first client’s request (1) received by the balancer is assigned to server 1. The next request (2) is then assigned to the next server in turn, namely server 2. When the balancer finishes routing the third request and reaches the bottom of the server list, it directs the next client (4) to the first on the list again, which is server 1. And the cycle continues.

LayerStack Load Balancers Algorithm: how does round robin work

It is the simplest and the easiest algorithm to be implemented where each server handles a similar amount of workload, making sure there is no overload or starvation of server resources.

Least Connections

The name says it all – the balancers monitor the current capacity of each available server, and assigns new requests to the one with the fewest active connections.

In the diagram below, servers 1 and 2 are serving a higher demand of requests. Therefore, when client 1 comes in, their request is directed to server 4 as it is currently idle. The next client (2) is assigned to server 4 as it is now one of the two servers (3 and 4) with the least connections. Now, with server 4 having two connections while server 3 having just one, the third incoming client request is routed to server 3 – the one with the least active connections.

LayerStack Load Balancers Algorithm: how does least connection work
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This intelligent mechanism ensures all requests are handled in the most effective manner possible, and is more resilient to heavy traffic and demanding sessions.

Source-based

In similar nature to least-connection, source-based algorithm pairs certain requests with the client’s IP address. Once you set up the rules in the LayerPanel, our load balancers will route the workloads accordingly.

For instance, the balancer recognizes the IP address that you have previously specified, and autonomously directs the requests from that specific client to a specific server – server 2 – in the diagram below. When the same client returns a few days later with a new request, the balancer recognizes its IP address and will distribute the request to the same server.

LayerStack Load Balancers Algorithm: how does source work

This algorithm provides you with the flexibility to group certain application-specific tasks together or slightly tailor the environment best to process specific requests. This allows your application to handle requests with desirable resources and reach desirable, more predictable results.

Want more details on how to configure Load Balancers for LayerStack’s cloud servers? Read our tutorials and product docs.

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LayerStack’s cloud solutions have it all – and it’s free

LayerStack free cloud features

Why choose when you can have it all? LayerStack’s cloud server solutions are not only high-performing, reliable and versatile, they also come with a slew of features and services – all without extra charge! LayerStack promises stress-free, one-stop solutions, and those are exactly what you get.

Cloud Control Panel

Manage every aspect of your cloud with our foolproof and intuitive Control Panel that generates insightful analytics and tracking reports. Build, configure, and scale your infrastructure with just a few clicks.

Firewall

Safeguard your business with customizable Firewalls that secure your network traffic. Users can fine-tune firewall rules for security optimal to their specific business needs. Pre-defined templates are present so that setting up firewalls across multiple servers is easy and fuss-free.  

API

Personalize the configurations with our powerful API so you can make the most of the server’s competence to fit your most specific requirements.

Free Migration

Migrating your applications and workloads across environments is sweat-free because our specialists will do it for you, after evaluating the migration process and careful planning of course – all on the cuff!

High-Performance Architecture

LayerStack holds a wide range of innovative cloud server options in our arsenal, all of which are as powerful and efficient as you can expect. Our Memory-Optimized servers and Compute-Optimized servers are equipped with 100% dedicated AMD EPYC vCPU for unbeatable CPU power and NVMe SSD that offers superior storage capability and speed, while the General Purpose servers are perfectly competent at day-to-day operations. Regardless of what you are looking for, we have just what the doctor ordered to drive your business.

Cloud Managed Service

From server configuration and operating system installation to bandwidth usage monitoring and SSL certificate installation with Plesk/ cPanel, our comprehensive cloud management support always has your back so you can focus on your business.

Additional Benefits

Need more convincing? On top of the benefits of having data centers around the globe, most cloud server plans at LayerStack offer unlimited traffic and are binding to a service-level agreement that guarantees a server uptime of 99.95% (Click here to check the status of our servers). Human technical support is up and ready 24/7/365, while an extensive Documentation Library is fully accessible whenever an issue presents itself.

LayerStack understands that your time should be spent on your business growth instead of wading through technical matters. Let our world-class cloud experts do the heavy-lifting while you sit back and watch how our solution drives your business.

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LayerStack Load Balancers support Global Private Networking and DDoS Protection

LayerStack Load Balancers support Global Private Networking and DDoS Protection

Load Balancers are LayerStack’s latest product that maximizes the capabilities of your applications by distributing traffic across multiple cloud servers regionally and globally. Whether you are running high traffic websites, performing disaster recovery or maintaining multiple sites that require high availability, our Load Balancers can be a valuable player to avoid overloading of any single server, so your applications can run at optimal speed and capabilities.

Intelligent traffic direction, however, is just a fraction of what makes our Load Balancers amazing. They support various features that make your cloud journey stress-free. Setting up is a cinch and can be done with just a few clicks in the LayerStack cloud panel or LayerStack API.

Global Private Networking

By configuring Load Balancers with the Global Private Networking, all data are transmitted via a low latency isolated network without compromising speed and security concerns.

How do Load Balancers support the Global Private Networking?

To further enhance the security of your cloud, you can combine Global Private Networking with DDoS Protection.

DDoS Protection

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the greatest cyber threats in recent decades where attackers overwhelm a network with a flood of internet traffic, preventing your applications from serving your genuine customers.

Sitting in front of the Load Balancers, the DDoS Protection mechanism protects both the balancers and the cloud servers behind it.

How do Load Balancers support the DDoS Protection?

Putting it all Together

With the combination of these Load Balancers’ features, you can create stable and secure configurations for enhanced availability and performance.  For example, you may create isolated web traffic through a private network to transmit data securely while still handling a swarm of simultaneous requests, hence ensuring a smooth running of your website.

How does LayerStack Load Balancers support Global Private Networking and DDoS Protection

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LayerStack’s Load Balancers improve the availability, performance and scalability of your applications.  You can deploy Load Balancers now in LayerPanel with ease and minimal configuration.  In the Panel, you can also perform custom health checks, choose a preferred load balancing algorithm, set up sticky sessions, proxy protocol and SSL certificates, as well as activate DDoS protection and Global Private Networking.

Our Load Balancers are available to all cloud servers by LayerStack, including General Purpose Cloud Servers, Memory Optimized Cloud Servers and Compute Optimized Cloud Servers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

As always, we tirelessly improve our solutions while also developing new features – there will be more exciting news! Check out the LayerStack Community and keep an eye on our social media for more announcements.

LayerStack Load Balancers Use Cases

We are pleased to announce that LayerStack Load Balancers are now available in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.  With our Load Balancers, you can maximize the capabilities of your applications by distributing traffic among multiple cloud servers regionally and globally.

Why do you need load balancers?

Over the course of my career, I’ve learned that one tenet of work efficiency is sensible delegation. The same applies to cloud servers.

At its core, load balancers are traffic controllers that distribute the incoming flow of data to a pool of servers. Spread workload means no one server bears too much traffic at any given time, providing the best insurance against unsought speed drags or service downtime.

This is, however, just the beginning. Tactful traffic direction opens doors to countless possibilities. Maintaining high service availability and scaling across regions are just a few of many common use cases, and we will get to them in a minute.

Use case 1: Spread workload for scaling

The dynamic traffic routing by the load balancers creates a distributive system that handles varying workloads at maximum efficiency. The balancer directs inbound flow to available cloud servers for stable, responsive web performance, making it ideal for quick horizontal scaling – whether in response to sudden traffic surges or deliberate business expansions.

In the LayerStack control panel, you can choose from three algorithms with which the load balancers decide how to route the traffic, each coming with its own benefits:

Round-robin: The most common algorithm where available servers form a queue. When a new request comes in, it is handled by the server at the top of the queue. Upon the next request, the balancer goes down the server list and assigns it to the next server in the queue. When it reaches the bottom of the list, the next request is directed to the first on the list again. It is the simplest and the easiest algorithm to be implemented.

Least connection: Just like when you need help, you won’t reach out to that one colleague with the most pressing deadlines to meet (hopefully). Under this algorithm, the balancer keeps track of the current capacity of each available server and assigns new requests to the one with the fewest active connections. This mechanism is more resilient to heavy traffic and demanding sessions.

Source-based: Workloads are distributed according to the IP address of the incoming requests, giving you the flexibility to group certain application-specific tasks together, or slightly tailor the environment optimal to certain requests.

Use case 2: High availability with health check

While the load balancers do fantastic jobs in withstanding volatile traffic patterns, they are equally good at diminishing system failures.

The load balancers perform periodic health checks on all servers available and route requests only to the healthy ones until the issue is resolved. It naturally provides a failover mechanism that prepares you for the worst.

Customizing the health checks to your liking is quick and easy. Simply tweak the parameters in the Settings section of the Load Balancers in the control panel:

Use case 3: Distribute traffic across multi-regions

Similar to how failover works, load balancers are great ways to scale your applications geographically, given they can direct incoming data flow to various cloud servers across different regions. All you need to do is to have your infrastructure – web servers, databases, load balancers – and private networks replicated and set up in different locations. Load balancers will distribute inbound requests to servers in the corresponding locations for optimal performance, all while carry out scheduled health checks to achieve overall stability.

Let nothing stop you!

These are just a fraction of possible examples where load balancers can be helpful. Get creative and explore more use cases that fit your specific needs!

Setting up load balancers is pretty fool proof, but we also understand that a detailed step-by-step tutorial always comes in handy.  Please click here for more details.

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Shared vs. dedicated bandwidth – Which one is right for you?

Shared or dedicated – two words that you may come across on multiple occasions during the course of looking for a perfect cloud server plan for your business. From the actual cloud server, memory, to internet connection (a.k.a. the bandwidth), it’s not uncommon that you need to decide and pick one from the two options. What is the difference between the two? Why are there such price differences? In this week’s post, let’s dive in and learn all about shared and dedicated bandwidth.

What is bandwidth?

Bandwidth, predominantly measured in Mbps (or Megabytes per second), is the maximum volume of data that can be transmitted in one second. The more bandwidth, the more data can be sent and received at a certain time, essentially meaning a faster connection.

Shared bandwidth

When a cloud server plan offers a shared bandwidth, it means several users are using the same internet connection, and everyone essentially gets a fraction of the bandwidth.

In many cases, especially when traffic is light and if your business does not rely on data-heavy applications, overall server performance rarely suffers. Also, in times where other users are inactive, you have the potential to enjoy the benefits of a full bandwidth.

One big plus about a shared bandwidth plan is its price. As you are also splitting the cost among other users, it is a more economical option for businesses who need the cloud server for small to medium databases and everyday back-office operations.

In fact, you can spend the money you save on a plan with a shared but higher bandwidth for a faster connection.

Dedicated bandwidth

Dedicated bandwidth means you have every ounce of the guaranteed bandwidth at your disposal. This means your connection is more resilient to peak traffic because it is independent of other users.

While plans with dedicated bandwidth are generally more expensive, you enjoy the benefits of solid uptime and stability.

Workloads that involve constant upload, download, or transfer of large files or amounts of data, as well as time-sensitive functions like e-commerce service can take advantage of a bandwidth solely devoted to you. It is also a good option for businesses that have a sizable workforce sharing the same internet connection.

Which one is your right choice?

At the end of the day, the choice eventually comes down to your needs and budget. It is best to assess your own circumstances before jumping to a decision.

Yes, it’s easier said and done. That’s why LayerStack is willing to take one step further and provide you with a free consultation regarding which setup is best for you. Simply reach out to our solution specialists upon signing up.

LayerStack’s cloud solutions help companies around the globe make inroads into Asia

Ever since the rise of the interwebs and cloud technology, remote working has not been something new. That said, no one would have thought that it took a global pandemic to fully realize what that really means.

But even without the pandemic, Asian countries are poised to be the up-and-coming major hosting powerhouses of data. At LayerStack, we offer powerful, comprehensive cloud computing services that any company that looks to make inroads into Asia can benefit from, regardless of where you are based.

Reliable connection from everywhere

Data center location can be key when it comes to hosting speed and latency. If you are expanding your business in Asia, or expect that the majority of your traffic will be coming from the emerging IT hub, LayerStack is your best bet.

Our data centers cover both ends of the world. In Asia, we have data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. Across the globe, we set foot in Los Angles.

Our strong network proposition in Asia means the advantage of predictable performance and high availability in the region, regardless of where you physically are. You can be sitting in the office in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles rendering 3D models for a Japanese client, lying in bed with a laptop in your cozy Manchester flat managing a retail website based in Shanghai, or sipping a glass of Margarita by the picturesque beach at sunset in Bali (hopefully soon…) writing a blog post about how thankful cloud technology allows you to work outside the office.

LayerStack is here for your business footprint expansion.

Add-ons that support access across Asia

China’s sheer market size represents a lucrative potential for foreign goods and services, and it is a surprise to no one that businesses from around the world want a share of that pie.

To ease your entry, LayerStack offers direct connections to mainland China, courtesy of the – China Direct CN2 Route (CN2 GIA) add-on service. Available to all of our cloud server plans, the speedy and stable route is backed by top carriers in China for maximum stability and minimum latency. You can enjoy improved throughput and uninterrupted connection that covers nearly 200 cities in the country.

Privacy – or the lack of – makes or breaks your business. Knowing that, we offer a global private network for the sake of true data privacy. The network creates an isolated environment where your data is transmitted through a dedicated, high-capacity VLAN between instances – we call it a “Layer 2 connection”, providing the best insurance against uninvited data breaches. This feature is especially useful when you need to rescue a server by transferring sensitive data from one instance to another, or storing confidential information of your customers in a database that is not publicly accessible. At LayerStack, we give you a secure network that you can trust.

Unlimited traffic and transparent, predictable pricing

LayerStack’s cloud packages offer unlimited data transfer – yes, you read it right – unlimited, all of them. Unlike Azure, AWS and Google where users are charged for every GB of data transferred, or Linode and DigitalOcean where transfer capacity is capped for every billing cycle, LayerStack promises unlimited bandwidth traffic, both inbound and outbound. When data usage reaches the “fair usage” threshold, our cloud service continues with a reduced network speed without taking away your right for data transfer or charging extra. That way, we help you keep your expenses under control.

If you have ever got a bill from your cloud service provider and got confused because the numbers don’t quite add up, you are not alone. It turns out many cloud users find the pricing perplexing – charges for reserved instances, unmentioned cost for orphaned snapshots, hidden fees for additional customer support – you name it. On the contrary, LayerStack provides straight-forward price structures and absolute billing visibility. Every cost is clearly detailed and presented on our price lists and bills.

And there’s more to that. LayerStack guarantees that you get the most bang for the buck with our cloud packages. Apart from free add-ons such as Templates for fuss-free scaling and provisioning, highly-customizable Firewalls that safeguard your environment and Automated Backups that spare you from disasters, we offer the best performance for our price among major hyperscale providers, as anointed by independent benchmarkers  – VPSBenchmarks.

Quality performance and after-sales services

A lot needs to be dealt with when running a business in a new area, and we are glad to take it upon ourselves to make things easy for you and unload some of your burdens. You don’t have to worry about deploying the system as we will do it for you – in just 1 minute. You head to the washroom, wash your hands properly (for at least 20 seconds please, with soap), come back and it’s done.

Once the cloud service is deployed, you are ready to get down to business. Our service agreement guarantees a 99.95% uptime, because we understand how a service downtime can cost not only your business but also your reputation (remember what happened to Visa?). Just like our pricing, we are transparent about the performance of our infrastructure too. Feel free to run a speed test and check out our real-time system status. We simply have nothing to hide.

If something has gone wrong, panic not. Our tech experts are available 24/7, all year round, to answer any and all questions and resolve issues that you may encounter. Simply call us or reach us through our support ticket, live chat or WhatsApp in Cantonese, English or Mandarin.

We hope you’ll give the new products and updates a try. If you have an idea for improving our products or want to vote on other user ideas so they get prioritized, please submit your feedback on our Community platform. And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the Community.

How to choose the right cloud servers for business and personal use

Cloud technology has brought along endless possibilities, and LayerStack is committed to turning your wildest fantasies and aspirations into reality with our extensive cloud server solutions.

You probably already know that instant, on-demand scalability and unparallel cost-effect ratio are some of the strengths of cloud server hosting. But even with all these benefits, you have got options – as everyone deserves them. LayerStack’s price plans fall into 4 categories:

  • Standard Cloud Servers
  • High-Frequency CPU Cloud Servers
  • Dedicated CPU Cloud Servers
  • Memory-Optimized Cloud Servers

We will look at them one by one so you can take full advantage of our flexible pricing and services that meet your personal and business needs. (Don’t have time for these? Check out the summary at the end!)

Standard Cloud Servers

First off, we havestandard cloud servers.

Suited for day-to-day computing at a low cost, this solution allows you to flex your web apps and blogs with it, or use it for virtual desktops, microservices or back-office operations. With this standard service that comes with built-in security protocols protecting against any malicious activities or data breaches, you compromise with the price but not your security and, most definitely, not the performance.

Your data is highly confidential, our performance data is not. VPSBenchmarks and other reputable benchmarkers have continuously reviewed our solutions and vouched for many of them. LayerStack’s Standard Cloud Servers beat Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, AWS and Linode in providing the highest value per dollar spent (Result summary shown below; the higher the score, the better).

Need more proof of that? Read the juicy detail of the UnixBench Score and fio Test! LayerStack snatched the crown among Linode, Vultr, AWS, DigitalOcean and other hyperscale cloud server providers.

High-Frequency CPU Cloud Servers

With LayerStack’s high-frequency CPU cloud servers, your service is hosted with 8GB to 32 GB RAM and high-performance architecture – AMD EPYCTM processor with a turbo boost of 3.4GHz and the enterprise PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD.

Optional NVIDIA GPU add-on is available to selected plans and enjoy the uprated computing power and higher precision brought by their proprietary Turing technology. The prowess of this server option has received honorable reviews from various benchmarkers. VPSBenchmarks’s independent testing considered LayerStack’s performant high-frequency CPU cloud servers the cream of the crop among major cloud providers, namely Linode and Vultr.

If your application relies heavily on computing speed, or needs faster processing while storing and retrieving data, our high-frequency CPU cloud servers are just the ticket. Use them for ultra-high demanding A.I. and machine learning applications, computer-aided design (CAD), data analytics and data-sensitive work – our servers will never let you down.

Dedicated CPU Cloud Servers

Traditional dedicated server, while giving you full authority over customization down to the finest details, comes with a price – the lack of scalability. With our dedicated CPU cloud servers, that’s the last thing to fret over.

Promised zero computing power steal from other users and instant scalability, you can enjoy the power of 2 to 32 dedicated vCPUs on top 6 GB to 64 GB RAM and top-notch architecture – AMD EPYCTM processor & the enterprise PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD.

The same as our high-frequency CPU cloud servers, this comes with an optional NVIDIA GPU that provides astonishing acceleration for powerful, faster computing and higher precision.

In January 2021, LayerStack’s dedicated CPU cloud servers – DC108-HK – proudly ranked 3rd in the Best VPS category, in which VPSBenchmarks reviewed 15 similar cloud server offerings for their web performance, raw CPU power, stability and other factors.

LayerStack’s Dedicated CPU Cloud Servers tick all the boxes for services in which CPU power and stability dictate the performance. A.I. applications, machine learning, CI/CD, batch processing and video encoding are just a few of the many examples.

Memory-Optimized Cloud Servers

Memory-optimized cloud servers provide dedicated vCPUs – as with dedicated CPU cloud servers – but with 4x RAM. This option accommodates memory-intensive applications, and your service is housed on 2 to 16 dedicated vCPUs, with 24GB to a staggering 128 GB RAM.

Having extra RAM readily available means our memory-optimized cloud servers are perfect for applications with – you guessed it – ultra-high memory loads. Examples include SQL or NoSQL databases, real-time big data processing, caching solutions and image rendering.

Coupled with low CPU latency and high clock speed, this solution gives you access to private, designated servers with higher visibility of the infrastructure as well as increased control over maintenance operations. 100% CPU power and top data security are guaranteed.

Here is a quick overview of Layerstack’s cloud sever plans:

LayerStack’s four cloud server options:

PLANCPUVCPUSMEMORYSTORAGEPROCESSOR
StandardShare1 – 182 – 64GB60 – 1280GB– Intel Xeon Platinum
– 2nd Gen AMD EPYC
High-Frequency CPUShare4 – 88 – 32GB250 – 550GB NVMe SSD2nd Gen AMD EPYC
Dedicated CPUDedicated2 – 326 – 64GB200 – 1280GB NVMe SSD2nd Gen AMD EPYC
Memory-OptimizedDedicated2 – 1624 – 128GB200 – 600GB2nd Gen AMD EPYC

Recommended use cases for each server option:

STANDARDHIGH-FREQUENCY CPUDEDICATED CPUMEMORY-OPTIMIZED
Day-to-day computing at a lower costRely heavily on computing speed and need faster processing while storing and retrieving dataHeavy workloads that rely on CPU powerMemory-intensive workloads
Web appsBlogsMicroservicesVirtual desktopsSmall-medium databasesBack-office operationsAI, Machine learning, Computer-aided design (CAD), Data analytics, Other data-sensitive fieldsAI, Machine learning, CI/CD Batch processing, Video encodingSQL or NoSQL databases, Large in-memory databases, Real-time big data processing, Caching solutions, Image rendering

LayerStack transforms your aspirations – big ones, small ones.

Be it for global businesses or your personal projects, LayerStack and our array of cloud solutions are here to help. Enjoy our intuitive control panel, API and User Permission Management that come with all our solutions for a streamlined, fuss-free cloud experience.

Not everyone is interested in the nitty-gritty of it all – and we get that. Through our cloud server managed service, our support team will help you with server setup and control panel configuration so you can focus on your part.

Check out our price plans or contact us for a consultation with our sales team and solutions engineers at LayerStack.

We hope you’ll give the new products and updates a try. If you have an idea for improving our products or want to vote on other user ideas so they get prioritized, please submit your feedback on our Community platform. And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the Community.

Global Private Networking – Transfer Data Across Regions In Secure and Low Latency Environment

New global private network for sensitive data to be transfer regionally and globally.

LayerStack Private Networking gives users increased flexibility when it comes to transferring sensitive data. All data is transmitted via a high capacity and low latency isolated network. In fact, we are seeing private networking grow at an exceptional rate. It’s our privilege to help users run their cloud servers within a private environment. As such, we are delighted to announce that Global Private Networking is officially launched on LayerPanel, available in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.

Introduction of Global Private Network

The global private network is the upgrade version of the original private network. Users can now transfer data in end-to-end encryption through the private Layer 2 connection regionally and globally. All selected region of the  private networks include two items:

1) 1,000 Mbps network connection within the region &

2) 10 Mbps global bandwidth which allows users to transferred across regions to other endpoints with the private network.

Data can only transfer between activated regions, so users need to activate at least two regions to transfer data across regions. Traffic over private networking is free and does not count against servers’ data transfer.

Upgraded global private network allow data to be transmitted across regions securely

How does Global Private Network work?

Principle of global private network

When two or more regions are picked for the global private networking, data can be transferred between regions. It include the first 10Mpbs bandwidth, users can buy additional bandwidth to increase the port speed for specific regions. Global private networking is rare in the cloud industry at the moment due to technical limitations, most of the globalized cloud providers do not have similar offers.

Use Case: Cross-Region VPC

Cross-Region VPC to protect sensitive and important data

Virtual Private Cloud is instance that logically isolated from the public internet. With the new global private networking, VPC will be available for enterprises to place sensitive data in different countries. Moreover, Cross-Region VPC can work as a part of users’ disaster recovery plan. Data can by mirroring data to a standby server housed at a different datacenter to ensure minimal recovery time objection (RTO).

Use Case: Internal Load Balancing

Sometimes servers may meet overloaded data transfer due to diverse reasons like website traffic spikes. An internal load balancer can optimize your workload performance and help prevent overwhelmed on a single server to meet activity spikes. With quick response times and full isolation via the private network subnet, load balancing optimizes resource allocation and gives users the flexibility to scale out their application environment to meet the traffic growth.

Internal Load Balancing to deal with data and traffic spikes

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