There are many benefits to WordPress SSD Hosting. SSD or solid-state drives are drives that store your server data on interconnected flash memory chips that will retain data even when power is lost.
They are more expensive than their hard disk drive alternatives, but they’re more dependable over time.
Unlike the hard disk drives (HDD) we’re more familiar with, you can recover lost data easily in the event of catastrophic failure. HDD recovery is more expensive and less guaranteed.
In addition, an SSD will often give warnings before failure, allowing your hosting company to make the changes before a failure occurs. HDDs, on the other hand, rarely give warnings before they go out.
Speed and Durability
SSDs shine above HDDs during normal use. SSDs increase your website performance exponentially. If you’re running a database intensive e-commerce cart or a static HTML site, this is especially important.
An HDD has moving parts which slow down the speed and increases the chance that something mechanical can go wrong. SSDs are also cooler to maintain than HDDs. We’ll talk about that more in the Power section.
Did you know that SSDs can open files up to 30% faster than HDDs? Bootup for an operating system that has an SSD takes around 10-13 seconds while an HDD can take 30-40 seconds.
That may not seem like a lot, but when you consider server resets, that 40-second reboot can be extremely frustrating.
One in four visitors will give up on a site if it takes greater than four seconds to load.
Google also penalizes sites with slow load times by impacting search ranking. Let’s look at how a slow loading website affects your bottom line. If an e-commerce site makes $100k per day, a one-second page delay could cost you upwards of $2.5 million in lost sales per year.
When you’re talking about WordPress SSD hosting, the dependability factor is so important. HDDs can face problems as they start to fill up.
Data becomes fragmented and that can be stress-inducing when you consider financial transactions, data security, and more.
SSDs don’t have that problem. An SSD’s read/write process doesn’t degrade. This means that SSDs can maintain data integrity for more than 200 years. An HDD is magnetic-based, so degradation will happen over time.
SSDs can be written and erased a limited number of times, but it can take up to six years for read and write errors to occur.
There are several tracking tools that are used to keep track of an SSDs overall health. Transitions from one SSD to another is super simple.
An SSD needs less power to operate. It also produces less friction than an HDD. This means a lower energy bill and more efficient runtime. It also keeps cooling costs down.
Those costs are usually part of utility maintenance when hosting companies create their packages. Keeping cooling costs and energy bills down will directly affect your bottom line.
Backups and Migration
Migration from HDD to SSD or SSD to SSD is super simple. Backups are also an important consideration.
As mentioned earlier, SSDs maintain data integrity for up to 200 years. This means that everything transferred will be solid and dependable. If an SSD is failing, switching to a new one is simple.
The same goes for switching from HDD to SSD.
WordPress SSD hosting is the definitive solution for your needs.
From backups and migrations to speed, durability, and reliability, an SSD for your server is the way to go. If you still have questions, contact our team 24/7 and we will be happy to walk you through our process.