scale RAM, Disk Space, Processors independently
Currently if we need to scale...we need to go through upgrading to bigger VPS or dedicated server. It would be great if we can modify how much RAM or Disk Space or Processors we want independently and get charges accordingly. This helps meet the demands on those some occasions without having to upgrade and downgrade with too much downtime...
Austin Williams commented
Part of this reason this hasn't been implemented (and likely will not be implemented) is that Liquid Web's cloud offering relies on resources local to the parent. This results in significant performance improvements over a system that does not do so, but does result in the available offerings being less flexible.
I'm not sure if this is something desired, because if might complicate LiquidWeb scaling on the big picure. I wonder this is why other players don't allow this.
If you need custom sizes, LiquidWeb already provide us with Private Clouds, so I don't see any need for this.
Hubert Nguyen commented
I agree with all posts below. We should also be able to choose between managed and non-managed instances. The non-managed ones could compete with other providers such as Digital Ocean, Vultr etc.. while the managed once could offer support for those who want it.
For example, I end up paying $80+/mo for a simple 1GB effective Memcache instance with more SSD than I'd care for, but not enough RAM. Even Amazon AWS Memcache instances would be cheaper, and they are fully managed appliances (2.78GB for $66/mo).
I could have 15GB of effective memcache memory at ~$80 with Digital Ocean. I like Liquid Web for many things, but this bothers me.
agreed. i upgraded my VPS because we needed more RAM, and it cost $60/month to go from 2GB to 4GB, since I chose a SDD drive server and it's giving me more disk space. Right now I don't even have that disk space allocated as it's never a good time to take down your websites (again) for space that we don't need yet.
Matt Danskine commented
+1 for me on this one!
Yes, this would be fantastic! I would be willing to buy the decision maker(s) a fine beer :)
Great Great suggestion.
Recently when I upgraded from the 32 to the 48GB VPS plan where both have 1.5TB drives it still copied all the data (~500GB) to a new drive resulting in 6hr downtime.
Milton Tan commented
Yes! Great suggestion.
I'm currently on VPS and $150 for 2 single core CPUs is simply way too expensive compared to other hosting solutions, especially when I don't really need the extra RAM or disk space.
Being able to scale RAM, disk space, processors independently would make liquidweb truly a cloud hosting solution.