Part two of our SDD series of posts today we explore the advantages of solid state drives benefits over hard disk drives and look into the further benefits of having a web host company who provides solid state storage over hdd. HINT – we do!
It’s either CHEAP or FAST, it’s never both successfully
Selecting a hosting provider is often considered an afterthought by website owners and IT professionals. After painstakingly developing a site, or creating an application, decision makers often select web hosting based on the most arbitrary reasons. A low price or an abundance of server space does not necessarily speak to the quality of a web hosting provider. What does indicate the quality of a web host is the technology they use to serve their clients.
In a web hosting environment, no other feature is as critical as the speed with which web pages and applications are delivered to end users. In a matter of milliseconds, web users decide whether or not a page is loading fast enough for them. In the case of content that loads too slowly, web users often leave a website and look for information elsewhere.
While some bottlenecks can be overcome with scripting techniques and the use of caching, content-rich websites invariably take longer to load than the traditional pages that the web was designed to serve. One of the newest ways that web masters squeeze every possible burst of speed out of their content is by utilizing hosting which features SSD drives. SSD (Solid State Drives), rely on flash memory to deliver content exponentially faster than traditional magnetic hard drives. Solid State Drives also have a much lower rate of failure than magnetic drives; allowing content to be reliably delivered over much longer periods of times than with conventional hard drives.