1. Home
  2. Scalability
  3. Does Pagely Offer High Availability…

Does Pagely Offer High Availability Hosting Plans?

Yes, High Availability is offered on select hosting plans. With a stellar track record preceding us and aggressive 99.99% Minimum Availability Guarantee noted in our SLA, High Availability takes uptime insurance one step further for your mission-critical WordPress sites.


Full Redundancy


The main objective of High Availability is to provide heightened durability that’s able to function continuously without failure while your WordPress application remains in production. This is achieved with by having multiple points of failure that can’t be traced to one single server. Our High Availability plans operates in an active/active configuration with two fully-functional AWS EC2 web server instances.


Smart Load Balancing


Visitor traffic is weighted across each dedicated EC2 instance using Amazon Route 53 DNS Health Checks in a load balanced configuration. In the event of a server failure, the unresponsive node being completely taken out of the DNS result set until it starts passing health checks again. Requests would then automatically failover to the stable, active node. With 24/7 Uptime Monitoring in place, our team is attentively keeping watch over your environment.


Advanced Reliability


Utilizing Amazon’s state-of-the-art infrastructure yields us strong, competitive advantages we’re able to deliver to our customers. We provision each EC2 web node in two distinct AWS Availability Zones. These are isolated, separate locations linked within a region connected by low-latency links. This solidifies true high availability through applying extreme fault tolerance and resiliency over rare hardware failures, leveraging different power grids.


Zero Downtime Maintenance


Bypass potential downtime with High Availability plans whenever server maintenance is required. Critical server-level updates can be administered in a staggered fashion, keeping one server instance in rotation. Should you upgrade your plan or need our Ops team to resize your EC2 instances to accommodate new expectations (or unanticipated) surges in traffic, the same application rules can be followed.


The Cost of Downtime


If the threat of downtime scares you and you’ve measured its cost of impact, talk to us. We’re always happy to consult and help you determine the right solution that is best suited towards achieving your needs and goals.

Note: Read our blog post on Scaling Up vs. Scaling Out to learn more about the balance between achieving high performance vs. strong reliability when choosing your hosting layout.

Was this article helpful?