The Benefits of SSD Drives For Web Hosting

by Ed Tsunoda on April 27, 2014

This article does a good job of explaining why SSD drives and SSD Web Hosting are such an improvement for WordPress, Joomla, php/mysql developers, etc.

 

Currently, many websites are created with open source web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal due to their ease-of-use and flexibility to customize the way they look with thousands of free themes and plugins. When a visitor enters a dynamic website such as WordPress, the visit triggers database queries and content access at the same time. With traditional web hosting plans that use spinning hard disk drives, access is slow due to the mechanical movement of the HDDs. To be more specific, HDDs store information on rotating disks and an actuator arm that reads the information has to move in order to access the stored data — physical movement takes a sizeable amount of time (find out more about how spinning hard drives work). With solid state drives, data is read and written simultaneously. Therefore, the browsing experience will significantly more pleasant thanks to the reduced loading time.

 

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