SSD stands for Solid State Drive. Unlike the HDD, the SSD stores data on microchips. Because it has no moving parts that have to reach a specific point to read the data, the SSD has virtually no delays in serving the read/write requests. What does this mean for your website? Pros: Very high performance – They serve random data about 100 times faster than a HDD Very high transfer speed – About 5 times larger throughput Cons: Higher cost – While a low end 120 GB SSD is about $100 expect to pay about $3500 for an 800 GB enterprise grade SSD. Limited storage space – These drives average capacity is about 250 GB and up to 1 TB, with the latter being overly expensive. If your website requires high performance, fast response time and uses random data access, you should probably opt for a SSD hosting plan. In other words, if you running a very busy site you should probably go for a SSD. So bottom line is that, there’s no right or wrong answer. Before choosing a hosting plan, you should asses what’s more important: lots of storage for a couple of pennies, or high performance for an extra cost. Both hosting options are good if chosen for the right purpose.

Omlinux Hosting Shared SSD Servers

Unlike other hosting companies, Omlinux Hosting lets you use solid-state drives to host all types of data. This means you can host your blog on one domain, your friends static website on another, and your clients ecommerce site – all from the same hosting account. There are no restrictions with how you can use our SSD Hosting.
  • Dynamic content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.)
  • Ecommerce stores (PrestaShop, OpenCart, etc.)
  • Self-built websites & applications
  • Static HTML websites with SSD Hosting

SSD Hosting for Database Driven Applications

Running a large blog, e-commerce store, or custom application requires a lot of database input and output (I/O). As your site gets more popular and traffic starts to grow, your hard drives will start getting more and more concurrent I/O requests. During peak viewing times, the amount of I/O requests can slow down the recall of information from your database. This is especially true for sites on traditional “spinning media” disk drives. The physical limitations of spinning hard disks and the mechanical head restricts the amount of information that can be requested at a given time. This is where our new SSD Hosting is superior. With a lack of moving parts, data transfer is only restricted by the speed of the network (which is why our shared servers are already on blazingly fast 1Gbps networks). We’ve benchmarked our SSDs against mechanical hard disks and, as expected, SSDs massively out perform hard disk drives on I/O transfer.In the benchmark test to the left, we tested our already faS 15K drives against 1TB Samsung solid-state drives during busy I/O periods. The result, SSDs pushed out 95% more data than these hard disk drives!