Godaddy Dedicated Server Performance VS Colocated Server Performance
Posted on Nov 15, 2009 by Paul White
If you are thinking about getting a dedicated
server with Godaddy
because of their cheap prices, I understand. But how far will their
server really take you? After dealing with performance issues with
with another client, I build my own server and colocated it.
Then I did some benchmarks comparing the two.
Godaddy Dedicated Server Specs
WhiteSites SuperMicro Colocated Server
How important is a good RAID card
As you will notice the hardware running in the Godaddy
Server is pretty much bottom shelf components. The Raid
card is almost the cheapest thing that will push RAID
1 or 0 accross 2 SATA
drives. Also Keep in mind that the RAID
card only supports SATA
I ( 1.5 Gb/s ) speeds. It will run SATA
II drives but you won't get 3.0 Gb/s out of them. The WhiteSites Server is running a very beefy ( and expensive ) SAS raid
card with a 256 MB of built in Memory. Now if you are just running some small websites
, the Godaddy
server will get the job done. But if you want them to be fast, and be able to handle very large traffic spikes, I suggestion you consider a SAS RAID
Godaddy Dedicated Server Benchmark
WhiteSites Supermicro Colocated Server Benchmark
This is why buying a bigger RAID
card is worth it. Obviously my disks are not moving data at 800 Mb/sec, this is a result of the RAID
card's 256 MB on board memory. Also for Reference I had the strip size set to 64 K blocks. Now ask yourself, where would you rather be hosted?
As you posted in other posts colocated server's more flexibility than Dedicated server, you can choose your own hardware stuff, add new hardware easily.
Let's see If i want a server dedicated in som Texas's Datacenter
An Intel i7 Powered Dual Xeon, 6GB RAM, 147GBx2 SAS HDD, Managed Server will cost you monthly about $700/m,
I think paul invested about $1k+ on his server including additional hardware(Raid Card and SAS HDD's, etc) if you compare this with any Dedicated server, we can save a lot of money annually.