A SSD (Solid State Drive) web hosting utilizes microchips as memory to store data persistently where as standard HDD (hard Disk drive) has a moving electromechanical arm to read and write the data. As SSD has no moving parts that have to reach a specific point to read the information, there will be no virtual delays in this system in serving the read/write requests. Hence, SSD web hosting manages every layer of the internet site from handling the disk caching performance to file access, data transfer speed and website usability.
Here are the some of the advantages of SSD web hosting
- Data transfer rate is more
The main advantage of SSD web hosting is that they are very fast in data transfer. Unlike traditional web hosting plans where the access is slow due to mechanical movement of disk drives, SSD hosting has high performance, serving random data that is hundred times faster than a HDD. Websites that are created with open source web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal load faster because SSD speeds up the process of retrieving information from the file system and database. Particularly, SSD is advantageous for dynamic data-driven portals with high concurrent traffic where even a millisecond of response time is critical for the website transaction.
- Safety to data
For a webmaster, securing and accessing data is the most important part. There is a possibility of losing data in traditional HDD, as the read/write access is mainly through moving parts which can result in wear and tear eventually. Even a small act of mishandling may result in loss of valuable information in HDDs. But SSD web hosting use microchips for storing memory, so it keeps data secure and the chance of losing information is very rare.
- Consumes less power
Mechanical arm in the HDD web hosting consumes more amount of power in doing mechanical work. SSDs are highlighted for less power usage, nearly 30% less than HDD, giving best performance output and quick data access.
- No special cooling is needed
Heat is not generated in SSD drives, so they do not need any cooling. In many traditional drives there is a possibility of reduced lifespan with temperature changes. In SSD there is no such issue of supplying additional cooling.
- Less data fragmentation
As there are no moving parts in SSD, slow access due to fragmentation will not occur. So, the performance of the system remains unchanged with time.
SSD do not skip data during data encryption or decryption. The process makes sure every single piece of information is safe and stable at all times.
- Can survive threats and network failures
A website with high traffic also has high rate of threat from malwares and viruses. With SSD web hosting, it can be completely reduced or avoided to a larger extent. It also provides high protection to the websites from hardware crash and network failures.
- Durability & reliability
SSD has microchips which are more durable, sustaining and have more life thereby reducing the repairing cost of the drive. When compared with other traditional drives, SSDs are more reliable and can survive for a longer period of time.
If cost is not an issue, using SSD windows or Linux based servers is viable for all types of websites, e-commerce applications and databases, because it gives significant increase in performance, reliability and stability.