Has anyone used both the regular VPS and the SSD?

#1
I'm considering signing up for a Knownhost VPS, but I'm currently torn between the regular VPS and the SSD. Given the coupons that are available, the regular VPS would be a little cheaper, but I'm willing to pay a little more for a significant performance boost. I'm just not sure if an SSD would give a significant boost. Has anyone moved from the regular VPS to the SSD and if so, can you comment on any speed increase? I'm running Wordpress if that matters.
 
#2
I've had both. I was on VPS-2 and moved to SSD-2. I exclusively run WordPress sites.
I do think that SSD gives a moderate improvement in performance. I wish now that I would have done benchmarks, but I didn't have the time. Where I do definitely believe SSD makes a difference it on sites that have a large number of images, as well as database queries.

If you are not tight on disk space, I would definitely move to SSD. The RAM is generally higher on SSD, and it is blazing fast, fast, fast.

Go SSD if you're not cramped for disk, IMO.
 

KH-Jonathan

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#3
@cookiemobsta

As @WebEndev mentioned, there's a significant speed boost. I know we do have some other customers who have made the switch and extremely happy. Given some time I'm sure more folks will hop in here and share their experience.
 
#4
I currently have both a VPS4 and an SSD4. I regret to say I have no benchmark data on the performance increase I saw from the move to the SSD4, but I can say my users immediately noticed the increase in speed, without my making any mention of the change.

If you are looking for performance boosts, the SSD option is a good one.

And make no mistake about it, I am well-pleased with the performance of my VPS4, but the difference is noticeable.
 
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