If you’re looking to upgrade your current hosting solution and move on to a more powerful option, then a solid state drive virtual private server (SSD VPS) might be right for you. Sound like a mouthful? Don’t worry–these terms aren’t as complicated as they sound–and, once implemented, they can help make your website faster, safer, and smarter!
The bullet points below offer a quick explanation to all this terminology for those who may not be familiar with it:
- A server is simply the physical computer where all the data composing your website resides–and where that data is transmitted from.
- A virtual private server (VPS) is a certain kind of server designed to meet the needs of website owners. A VPS is a shared option, which means that several different websites will all be on the same computer as yours in order to lower costs. However, virtual private servers are partitioned off, (thus the virtual privacy) which gives you better speed and increased privacy.
- A solid state drive refers to the precise drive where all of your data resides. Generally speaking, the basic, inexpensive, low-grade option is an HDD (hard disk drive) which is read through physical movement, much like a CD-ROM would be read as it spins inside your drive. SSD, which, again, stands for solid state drive, does not require physical movement in order to be read. For this reason, they oftentimes function with more speed and security.
Is SSD VPS hosting right for you?
The answer to this question will ultimately depend on your current online capabilities and objectives. If you are interested in exploring your hosting options in order to find a solution that fits both your needs and your budget, we encourage you to get in touch with RFE Hosting today.