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SSD hosting is a powerful solution offering top speed, robust durability and increased reliability. However it is also a premium solution requiring some additional investments compared to standard web hosting plans. You should consider this type of hosting in the following cases.
Dynamically generated websites with high traffic loads, such as popular forums, membership sites or social media networks, benefit most from the increased performance available on SSD-based hosting packages.
The link between faster page load times and increased sales is well proven. Providing an excellent customer experience is essential in the online retail market. Enterprise hosting packages provide you with that competitive edge, allowing you to increase your revenue.
If your website can take advantage of caching mechanisms, such as memcache, our Enterprise packages support this giving you even more performance.
If SEO is important to you, website speed is one of the key ranking factors in Google. The search engine tends to rank slow loading pages much lower, compared to the fast-loading ones. Choosing SSD hosting will have a positive impact on your search rankings and visitors.
To understand why these hosting plans offer as such a significant improvement when compared to standard hosting packages, you should first appreciate of the difference between mechanical hard disk drives (as employed in most servers) and Solid State Drives (SSDs).
SSDs use non-volatile memory to store your data as opposed to spinning magnetic platters. As a result, data stored on solid state drives can be retrieved and written much quicker. This is especially the case when it comes to serving a large number of relatively small files, which is typical of the workload on most web servers. This in turn decreases the page load times for your website.
No matter how well optimised your website is, it will always run slower on a standard mechanical disk drive due to inherent performance limitations. HDDs store information on rotating disks and drive heads have to be physically moved to access and retrieve the stored data. This takes physical movement of the drive heads is responsible for the delay in accessing data compared to Solid State Drives.