Here at Eupport, all our hosting packages are powered by SSD Hard Drives to give every customer super speedy responsive websites. However, we regular get asked what is SSD and how does it work?
First things first it stands for Solid State Drive. SSD drives are one of the latest types of computer storage device available. They are now commonly used in many high end laptops and desktops. They are slowly now becoming more popular in web hosting set ups too.
SSD drives are different from a traditional hard drive, as they are very fast in comparison, on average they are at least 30% faster than a HD. SSD hosting gives you the advantage in loading your pages much faster, which is a good thing because it is less time consuming for not only you, but also your customers.
The Three Major Benefits of SSD
1. SPEEDY FOR YOU & CUSTOMERS
As you are aware, the web is full of different tools to help you create that ideal website. These tools including things such as WordPress, Joomla, Magneto and Drupal. While all of these are well known for their easy-to-use & flexibility in customization, these web tools can quickly becomes quite complicated in all the different features they are running. For a standard HD, loads of visitors to your website would slow everything down. With SSD, the super speedy responsive times avoids this issue. Loading the website faster for each client to avoid that slow down from the backlog of loading.
2. RELIABLE AND MORE SECURE
Mechanical HD are not at all that reliable as compared to SSD’s. With the constant fear of data loss from Hard Drive failure, reliability is a must have for any business or individual. Unlike mechanical HD’s, when the data is lost, its gone. With a SSD we can actually recover data and avoid these failures. SSD’s also help prevent computers from shock or vibration (magnetism damage) data loss, adding even more to their reliability.
3. HELP DO YOUR PART IN SAVING THE PLANET
As the internet and computer world has boomed, the amount of electricity and data used has increased by huge amounts. The great thing about SSD drives in the cloud? Unlike a HD which while it may not produce much heat, it does draw quite a lot of power. SSD however does not, they run much cooler and draw very little power from the computer. This is achieved by having no moving parts. On individual server, it may not leave big impact globally, but at the scale of entire data center’s, a real environmental saving is to be made.