Have you ever encountered a website that loaded slowly?
Perhaps, you recently visited a popular news website but the loading images sputtered. Perhaps you are entering a large forum with numerous visitors online, but the threads seemed to take a few more seconds than usual to load. What these websites are encountering are hard drive bottlenecks.
With SSD Web Hosting, bottlenecks are practically eliminated.
SSD simply stands for Solid State Drives. They are considered to be the next generation in web hosting storage technology after the traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD) system. SSD is known to be exponentially faster than HDD and unlike their HDD counterparts, SSDs do not have any moving parts. This gives SSD a longer life-span, higher reliability and faster access times.
Because SSDs rely on flash memory to access content than the traditional magnetic HDDs, SSDs virtually have no latency.
Visitors accessing your website will notice faster times when data is accessed. Moreover, SSDs have a more rugged construction which makes it able to handle rough or aggressive handling in case the drive needs to be moved to another machine. SDDs also have the ability of handling much lower energy consumption when compared with HDDs due to the cooler system and prolonged battery life of SSDs. The performance of SDD Web Hosting is more consistent and stable when compared with HDDs because SSDs are unlikely to suffer from fragmentation.
Furthermore, SSDs offer unmatched I/O (Input/Output) rates and access times compared to traditional HDD systems.
Because of such great performance, SSDs are ideal for websites with frequently accessed web applications, intensive mySQL databases, transaction logs, storing indexes, high-end backup storage and websites with large amounts of traffic. Simply put, if you need premium quality hardware for your website and applications, you need to go with SSD.
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