Last Updated 2022.03.24
It seems that the rental server will be increased
It’s been a long time since the last article, but this article is related to it.
Frankly speaking, we are informed that the rental server will be increased and the response of the server will be faster in the near future. In the previous article, the rental server will be strengthened and the purpose of the AMP page will be lost and it will become a mere ghost. However, by increasing the rental server used this time, there is a possibility that AMP will not really be needed. It is a story.
CORESERVER hardware enhancement
The rental server used by this site, CORESERVER, has been significantly enhanced in hardware before, with a maximum of 28 core CPUs, faster storage by RAID configuration of SSD, and expansion of large capacity memory. We have made significant hardware enhancements, but this time the server hardware enhancements include up to 64 core CPUs, SSD RAID configurations, up to 1TB of memory expansion, and software upgrades for both software and hardware. It is expected to be strengthened.
About the response improvement by the previous hardware enhancement and this enhancement
Regarding the improvement of server response due to the previous hardware enhancement, this was not the expected result and unfortunately it was not a significant improvement in response. There is no doubt that the storage has changed from HDD to SSD and the storage response has improved dramatically, but it is unknown where the bottleneck is, but from clicking the link until the page is displayed. The response was around 50 for Page Speed Insight, which is an index of Google, and less than 50 points for slow response, which was far below the 80 points or more that Google considers to be comfortable.
The time between clicking a link and displaying a web page is greatly related to the user withdrawal rate. There is statistical data that 80% of websites with slow response, which generally take 4 seconds or more for users to display a web page, leave the website. Therefore, rental server companies are becoming more sensitive to the display response of web pages, and are developing services that claim to speed up websites. The core server used by this site also has a hardware configuration that speeds up the response to the new plan, and is appealing to speed up the display of the website.
As a core server, I would like to successfully migrate existing users from the old plan to the new plan, but the core server itself has a long history of operation and has many customers. And since the migration from the old plan to the new plan requires the user to migrate the content, it is possible that the user continues to use the old plan considering the risk of migration. This site is also one of the operators who cannot move to the new plan because of that idea.
Background of the enhancement of the old core server plan
We believe that the enhancement of the server hardware used in the old plan of the core server this time aims to increase the customer satisfaction of such existing users. This is because some new customers may have selected the old plan (V1 plan) in consideration of cost performance. In addition, there are few articles on the net that mention the response speed of the new plan (V2 plan) of the core server, and there are situations where the specific response speed of the response of the V2 plan is unknown. If there is a transition from GMO DigiRock, the operator of the core server, to the new plan and a consultation for testing, I would be happy to migrate and test it, but if there is no such preferential offer at present, I will shift to the new plan V2 plan The situation is that the response of the old plan V1 plan is not so dissatisfied that it takes the risk of doing so.
I don’t know about other publishers, but I accept that the current server response speed is a reasonable monthly response speed. As for the situation of rental servers these days, the GMO Group is working hard internally to compete for server response, so I thought that the core server would be expanded sooner or later, so the core server is finally on our site. I feel like I have moved.
In the official news release of the core server
As an individual, I thought that the server hardware of the V2 plan would be enhanced with the latest hardware by sliding the hardware used in the V2 plan to the V1 plan. However, that expectation was disappointing in a good way, and it became a single enhancement of the hardware of the V1 plan.
By the way, this is what the news release on the official website of the core server says.
Is there any improvement in response by increasing the server equipment as described above? To be honest, the conclusion is that it is subtle.
The point is that the storage remains the same as the SSD RAID configuration. RAID on SSDs is certainly fast, but I’m wondering if I’m using NVMe’s M.2 SSD, which is now becoming mainstream. The official website top page states that the NVMe SSD has a RAID configuration, but this is a server hardware configuration for the V2 plan and does not apply to the V1 plan. There is no doubt that it is a RAID configuration of SSD at present, but I think that it is not possible to use NVMe SSD as far as the response of the server is seen. As the current fastest storage configuration, PCIe 5.0 has been released, but the mainstream is PCIe 3.0 / 4.0 with a read speed and write speed of about 5 GB / s to 7 GB / s, which is the early NVMe SSD and the old SATA SSD. Then there is a speed difference of 4 to 7 times. Moreover, since the storage is accessed on a shared server, what is important is probably the slowest read and write processing speed, which is called random read. If you do not use this SSD with a high random read speed, I think that even an SSD with a fast catalog value will have a slow response speed for server use.
What do you expect from this server expansion is that the score on Google’s page insights during normal times is 70 points or more? If it exceeds 80 points at low traffic, I think that it will be a highly evaluated server expansion. The server that operates this site is scheduled to be expanded in the middle of May. It’s only two months later, but I’m really looking forward to the change in response after the upgrade.
Recently, there is no news and updates have been delayed, but I am keeping an eye on WEB trends and the latest trends, so I would like to write an article if there is any seasonal news.