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?

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.

Pros and cons

– Very high performance  They serve random data about 100 times faster than a HDD but is quite expensive
– Very high transfer speed  About 5 times larger throughput but  offers a limited storage space  “ with the latter being overly very expensive

Choose your SSD Hosting platform  (Linux or Windows)

We use industry-standard control panels giving you the flexibility to choose the platform that works best for your needs. Choose from cPanel for Linux or Parallels Plesk for Windows. If you plan on using a Web application to blog, podcast, or create a shopping cart and you are working with a designer or developer to build your site, check to see what operating system the application needs (Linux or Windows) or what software language will be used, before purchasing your hosting account.

cPanel for Linux

Each Linux plan includes:

  • cPanel:   Access all the hosting features and settings you need with this industry-standard control panel.
  • CloudLinux: Keep your site online with truly balanced CPU, RAM and Disk IO limits.
  • CageFS:  Protect your Web content 24/7 with this virtualized file system.
  • Free Applications:  Instantly install over 150 applications on your website with just a few clicks.

Choose Linux if  you’re going to use PHP, Perl or CGI scripting. Our Linux accounts use a MySQL database.

Parallels Plesk for Windows

Each Windows plan includes:

  • Parallels Plesk Panel: Easily manage your server, email accounts and more with this popular, award-winning control panel.
  • Windows Server 2012:  Take control of your hosting with Microsoft’s newest and most powerful server operating system.
  • Free Applications:  Instantly install over 70 applications on your website with just a few clicks.

Choose Windows if  you’re going to use ASP or ASP.NET. Our Windows hosting customers typically use a SQL Server (MS SQL).

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