Why Developers Use HostRooster Web Hosting

The world of testing and developing applications is deployed mainly on virtual servers for the most part.  The reason for that being said is because it’s more economical than using physical servers while allowing you more security and convenience than it would be by working from a personal computer.  We have gathered ten team leaders from development at HostRooster to interview to help provide you with the top reasons why they would choose cloud infrastructure.

  • You save more time on server development with cloud technologies because virtual servers can be created in a matter of minutes while average deployment time for HostRooster is 40 seconds. This deployment time is all thanks to our Vstock hyper-converged platform.
  • You’re able to scale server resources as well as the expenditure of your projects with cloud providers.  With HostRooster, for example, you are able to change the number of CPUs, diskspace, the amount of RAM and bandwidth.
  • HostRooster offers unlimited autoscaling object storage which means you will not have to use the disk space on your computer to store application data like server backups, media and databases.
  • You are able to create ready-to-use servers quickly instead of having to acquire powerful development hardware and spend the extra time to configure it.  This would be more beneficial in cost than having to buy a physical infrastructure and take the time to maintain it.  With HostRooster you are able to rent more virtual servers at any point or delete the ones you’re no longer using as well.
  • With HostRooster you are able to set up joint access to projects which allows all team members to be able to work on the project from anywhere in the world by having access to its control panel.

What services do developers use in the HostRooster cloud?

Virtual servers

VPS server rental is the primary service at HostRooster.  Here you can build servers based on either VMware or vStack virtualization platforms.  What are those you ask? Let us dive into more detail for both platforms for you.

VMware is a platform that provides a stable operation of servers using the VMware ESXi hypervisor, VMware DRS and High Availability technologies.  These will help recover virtual servers automatically and allocate reserved server resources if the hardware ends up failing.

HostRooster is an ambassador for VStack which is a hyper-converged virtualization platform based on open-source technology.  The creation of high-performance servers within a minute is provided by the lightweight bhyve hypervisor which also helps ensure a stable operation.  One part of the FreeBSD OS, which is the ZFS file system technology, features a combination of POSIX and ACID, native NFSv4 ACLs, advanced data protection, efficient compression, intelligent two-level caching (ARC) and also performance and behavior tuning options.

The use of vStack technology is what made it possible to deploy servers faster and can now be deployed within 40 seconds.  The 3.1GHz Intel Xeon Gold processors and high IOPS SSDs with triple data replication are what help vStack deliver its powerful performance.  This helps to provide a guarantee of 30 IOPS per 1gb SSD, 0.1 IOPS per 1gb SATA at a 32 KB block size for storage.

Application data storage

You are able to use the unlimited autoscaling object storage to store any data in the cloud.  This allows you to manage data using HostRooster’s web interface of its desktop or panel applications.  The biggest advantage of having object storage is that it allows you to work with terabytes of information thanks to its impressive scaling.  HostRooster’s triple data replication provides you with guaranteed data protection from external threats and allows you to easily transfer your existing projects to storage since its compatible with S3 and Swift protocols.


HostRooster has implemented the HostRooster Managed Kubernetes service since the development processes have changed and containerization has spread throughout the years.  This service allows applications to run smoothly by distributing data across multiple nodes.  The applications will continue to still work even if some of its system components are not available, so there’s no cause for extra worry.

You are able to deploy your project using HostRooster’s Managed Kubernetes without having to worry about maintenance to its infrastructure.  The great thing about this is that your projects will be available still when scaling as the load increases.  You can allow Kubernetes host the crucial services that allow your application to keep running smoothly by using the GitLab components.

If you are working with highly loaded systems, we recommend enabling a High Availability cluster with three master nodes.  This can help withstand the failure of any components of the application and allows the infrastructure to remain available and be upgraded without any downtime.  While using the ingress controller, traffic routing and load balancing can be configured as well.

Control Panel

Even with a small level of knowledge in cloud technologies and system administration, you’re able to use our intuitive control panel interface with no problems.  Since the control panel is a SPA, developers can start working on their project quickly since all of its pages and elements load instantly.

Since it is important to work in a team for the development process, you are able to add members to your projects and assign them with roles and different access rights.  A two-factor authentication for every account that has access to your project is enabled as well to help protect you from intruders.

Infrastructure management tools

API and CLI tools have been released by HostRooster to help automate your infrastructure management.

API helps provide secure management of your HostRooster control panel by using HTTP requests, which you can integrate with your applications, services and scripts.

CLI is a command-line interface which is a program that accepts inputs that are executed on a device as a command.  You are able to manage your virtual machines, SSH keys and networks by using a set of commands just like you would in the control panel.

Terraform grants you the ability to safely and efficiently modify and create your cloud infrastructure.  You are able to manage it in a declarative language that is easily read and when launched, Terraform will recognize the code using the plugins of the provider and turns the infrastructure to the described state.

Develop any application using the cloud

You can use HostRooster’s cloud to create new projects, experiment and even test hypotheses.  We continue to update our section for tutorials with code samples, very detailed instructions, and even provide a glossary of key terms.

HostRooster is a leading web hosting solutions company. Since our founding in 2019, HostRooster has continually innovated new ways to deliver on our mission: to empower people to fully harness the web. Based in London, England, we provide comprehensive tools to users throughout the world so anyone, novice or pro, can get on the web and thrive with our web hosting packages.

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