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
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.
Each Linux plan includes:
Choose Linux if you’re going to use PHP, Perl or CGI scripting. Our Linux accounts use a MySQL database.
Each Windows plan includes:
Choose Windows if you’re going to use ASP or ASP.NET. Our Windows hosting customers typically use a SQL Server (MS SQL).