General informationTalking about the hardware specifics on all Namecheap Shared servers, Namecheap uses Dell or Supermicro hardware, and all servers have the latest Intel Xeon processors, plenty of RAM and fast SSD disks.
- Dell R430 / Dell R440
- Dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz / Dual Intel Xeon Gold 6140 2.3G
- RAM 256GB
- RAID6 SSD
Namecheap Stellar Business hosting servers are now based on Cloud Storage. It allows converting the traditional bare metal (physical) Shared hosting servers to a Virtual machine (VM), running on highly available VM infrastructure.
Cloud StorageBelow you can find a scheme for a better understanding of how the Regular Shared server works (to the left) and how the Stellar Business server works (to the right).
The VM infrastructure is designed with high performance and efficiency in mind. It can handle hardware failures (failed servers, failed drives) without any downtime. The end result is a better performance and higher availability of the Shared hosting service. This also means that you won't notice any issues with the hosting service if there’s a load created by one of the users on the same server with you.
The Cloud storage aggregates the capacity and performance of drives from several servers into one shared pool of storage. This pool of storage automatically distributes three mirrored copies of your data between the servers. So if there is regular maintenance performed on the server, your site will be automatically switched to another server to avoid any downtime. And if a hardware issue like sudden disk failure arises, your website's data can still be restored back.