Here at UKhost4u we are always looking at the cutting edge of technology and how to incorporate it into our services. Why? -To bring you top of the line gear so you can build a top of the line website.
You may have noticed the term “SSD” is our enterprise hosting, cloud virtual servers and dedicated server pages. This stands for “Solid State Drive” and it is a technology that’s changing the way we look at storage and performance.
A normal server has a regular hard drive; the drive has a spinning disk and a read/write head. It is a very traditional hardware design. Floppy disks were created with the same basic principle back in the day. However, a spinning disk needs time to speed up, and because it has more moving parts, the chances of something breaking are greater.
Solid State Drives do not have any moving parts; they run entirely on integrated circuitry. The lack of a spinning disk also means they perform faster, as nothing needs to get “warmed up” before it gets going- it just goes.
For example, if your home machine currently has a normal hard drive, and you changed it to a solid state drive, you’d notice the change instantly. The computer would boot in a minute or less and everything would run exponentially faster and better, because retrieving data is a much easier task for integrated circuitry than for a spinning disk.
This is what we want for your website. If you decide to use any of our services that incorporate SSD technology you’ll instantly notice how your page is faster and more responsive.
Making SSD technology available to our clients was an easy choice. Quite simply it is the kind of tech that offers the best performance.