Server for web application. How to choose?
Having a low loading time of your application gives a better experience to your user. This will also whelp in better SEO of your website. As the content is the kind and fast server and low latency result in more number of users.
There are couple of things that you need to consider while choosing server for your web application which are broadly as following.
CPU Cycles: Always check for the type of CPU and amount of share you are getting if you are considering for Virtual Private Server VPS. In linux you can get to know about this from following command
RAM: RAM plays a very important role in the performance of your application. The more the RAM is better will be the user experience. On UNIX machine you can check this by following command.
Bandwidth: Don’t just check for the total amount of bandwidth or transfer for a month but also check for the speed of the network. At what data rate data transfer happens. The more will be better.
wget -O /dev/null http://speedtest.newark.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin
Location of Server: This is very important where your server is located. Its true that data transfer happen with the speed of light, but more number of hopes and router always add up latency and will result in a delay. So, before making a choice always look for where your target audience is from and choose the location which is very near to your customer. If you buy a far end server then it may result in loose of your customers. That is the reason why most of the company have servers located all over the world.
Disk I/O rate: What is the read and write speed of the hard disk which store data. What kind of hardware is used to store your data. Don’t just go for unlimited hard disk buy also check for the type of hard disk and its I/O speed.
We at Ampletrails take care of all the above and many more points while choosing the server for hosting Learning Management System so that our clients will get best user experience. These points help us in improving the performance of the Learning Management System and giving better user experience to our customers, teachers and learners. If you wish to try our Learning Management System please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.