What Is SSD Hosting?

The SSD stands for Solid State Drive. They are the latest type of computer storage device. These days you will find them in many high-end desktops and laptops and they are being used in the hosting industry and by large organization to store data within their server infrastructure.

We want you to make your website super fast, that’s why ServerCake India is offering SSD hosting service. HDD(Hard Disk Drive) is the traditional non-volatile storage that we use on our computers. It means the data does not lose when the system turns off. HDD is made up of metal platters with a magnetic coating on them. This magnetic coating stores all the data. Further read/write heads on an arm are used to accesses the data from the spinning platters in a hard drive enclosure.

An SSD(Solid State Drives) does the same job functionally like saving your data while the system is off, storing the applications, booting etc. as an HDD, but the difference is instead of a magnetic coating on top of platters, the data is stored on interconnected flash memory chips that retain the data even when there’s no power present. The chips can either be permanently installed on the system’s motherboard or in a box that’s sized, shaped, and wired to slot in for a laptop or desktops hard.

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Why You Need SSD Hosting for Your Website?

SSDs and HDDs are doing the same tasks: They boot your system, store your applications, and store your personal files.  But now the question is what the difference between the two storages, let us figure it out with some differences:


For websites, speed is an essential factor that’s why we recommend SSD hosting to all customers. SSD can have 100 times the greater performance, almost instantaneous data access, quicker boot ups, faster file transfers, and an overall quickest computing experience than hard drives. HDDs can only access the data faster the closer it is from the read-write heads while all parts of the SSD can be accessed at once.


SSD hosting is not that much costly But, SSDs are more expensive than HDDs in terms of money you spend per GB. For the same capacity and form factor 1TB internal 2.5-inch drive, you’ll pay about Rs 4,500 to Rs 5,000 for an HDD, but as of this writing, SSD doubles that to Rs 9,000 to Rs 11,000. Since HDDs are older, more established technologies, they will remain less expensive for the near future. Those extra thousands may push your system price over budget.


HDD surfaces work best with larger files that are laid down in contiguous blocks, due to their rotary recording surfaces. This helps the drive head to start and end its read in one continuous motion. When hard drives start to fill up, large files can become scattered around the disk platter, which is otherwise known as fragmentation. While read/write algorithms have improved to the point that the effect is minimized, the fact of the matter is that HDDs can become fragmented while SSDs don’t care where the data is stored on its chips, since there’s no physical read head. Thus, SSDs are inherently faster.


An SSD has no moving parts, so it is more likely to keep your data safe in the event that you drop your laptop bag or your system is shaken about by an earthquake while it’s operating. Most hard drives park their read/write heads when the system is off, but they are flying over the drive platter at hundreds of miles an hour when they are in operation. Besides, even parking brakes have limits. If you’re rough on your equipment, an SSD is recommended.


This is another important factor need to be considered in SSD hosting. Hard drives are simply more plentiful. Look at the product lists from Western Digital, Toshiba, Seagate, Samsung, and Hitachi, and you’ll see many more HDD models than SSDs. For PCs and Macs, internal HDDs won’t be going away completely, at least for the next couple of years. You’ll also see many more HDD choices than SSDs from different manufacturers for the same capacities. SSD model lines are growing in number, but HDDs are still in the majority for storage devices in PCs.


Even the quietest HDD will emit a bit of noise when it is in use from the drive spinning or the read arm moving back and forth, particularly if it’s in a system that’s been banged about or in an all-metal system where it’s been shoddily installed. Faster hard drives will make more noise than slower ones. SSDs make virtually no noise at all since, they’re non-mechanical.

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Satisfied? Choose SSD Hosting from ServerCake India

If you are looking for the pricing and availability factor then HDDs win for sure. But if the factors are SPEED, NOISE FREE operations then SSDs work best for you, and you must choose a best SSD Hosting Package. We at ServerCake, is Affordable SSD Web Hosting Provider in India that provides SSD Hosting with every shared hosting plans. We are the first in India to offer SSD Reseller Hosting. If you are looking for the lightning fast response and fast surfing, then go for SSD hosting.

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