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SSD VPS or HDD VPS? What is better?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Lamorld, Nov 17, 2016.

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    I require your help regarding the choice of reliable host offering vps hosting plans.
    Could anyone help me in comparison?
    What VPS hosting is better, SSD or HDD? Why?
    I need about 50 gbs of space, 1 gb of ram and 1000 gbs of bandwidth.
    Thinking to try hostwinds hosting. Do you know anything about them?
    What host is better from your points? Why?
    SEMrush
     
    Lamorld, Nov 17, 2016 IP
    SEMrush
  2. billzo

    billzo Well-Known Member

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    SSD is better because it is much faster than HDD (mechanical hard drives). Unless a web host overloads its servers, you will see faster page loads of PHP scripts and anything using multiple database queries.

    SSD is pretty standard in hosting today. Any host not using it, at least for shared hosting, is behind the times.
     
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  3. Lamorld

    Lamorld Greenhorn

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    Hi Billzo,
    thanks for your answer. very informative.

    I have also noticed that hostwinds uses Litespeed server. Is it really faster than Apache web server?
    Where can I read any true customer hosting reviews about their services?

    Thanks.
     
    Lamorld, Nov 18, 2016 IP
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    billzo Well-Known Member

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    It's generally recognized that Litespeed is faster than Apache. However, on a shared server you really aren't going to notice any meaningful difference. (I assume you are looking for shared hosting and not VPS or higher.) The main benefit would be to the host because if Litespeed is faster, then the host can have higher customer densities on a server meaning more revenue and profit per server.

    A lot of hosts these days are using a nginx front-end to serve static files like images and javascript quickly with an Apache back-end to handle PHP and other dynamically-generated content. Any decent shared host that does not overload its servers will be plenty fast.

    As for reviews, I really don't know of any place. You can Google, obviously. I have been with my host for over 9 years now and they are really good so I don't search too much for hosting reviews. :)
     
    billzo, Nov 18, 2016 IP
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    No doubt, hostwinds is really professional, and they have the quickest support ever. Their ssd Litespeed hosting is super fast. Many people appreciate them.
    Price to service to ease-of-use to features its just a great deal. and they just added lots of new stuff. Very competitive pricing.
     
    Encopyho, Nov 19, 2016 IP
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    Taking into consideration the situation you have fetched up at I would like to recommend you Hostwinds as there are many advantages of using them:
    - time-tested company;
    - free extras (free domain, website builder, PHP scripts installer);
    - 30-day money back guarantee;
    - competitive pricing;
    - good reviews.
    Think that I gave you all the reasons...
     
    Slipworth, Nov 21, 2016 IP
  7. Accuratist

    Accuratist Greenhorn

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    SSD is much more faster and nowadays it is not so pricey as it was some time before, so you should definitely use it.
     
    Accuratist, Nov 21, 2016 IP
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    SSD Only! For today it became already industry-standard
     
    Dowsons, Nov 25, 2016 IP
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    Caimaret Peon

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    I know hostwinds is providing fast ssd hosting solutions provided by skilled team. They are reputable host with stable reasonable deals, so you can trust them.
     
    Caimaret, Dec 14, 2016 IP
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    To be honest, SSD or HDD is not going to matter if you are on a low end VPS (1 GB RAM is low) or on any shared hosting plan. SSD has become a hype among customers. With a decent provider, there are other limitations in place to limit your usage and increase server performance in the process.

    What you should be looking are (regardless if it is a VPS/shared):

    1. How many CPU cores are available to you?
    2. How much of those cores you are allowed to use up (for example, a decent host would allow 100% of one 1 CPU core on a shared hosting)?
    3. How much IO (disk speed) is available to you?
    4. How much RAM is available to you.

    Due to these factors, more often than not, a decent shared hosting can outperform a low end VPS/cloud in terms of performance. Don't fall for the hype.
     
    MechanicWeb-shoss, Dec 18, 2016 IP
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    !@rent Greenhorn

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    SSD is better
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
    !@rent, Dec 19, 2016 IP
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    SSD is much better than HDD. SSD has more storage space, fast speed, small size and they don't have moving parts so they don't disturb. SO, we can say in every aspect SSD is the winner one.
     
    VeronicaSmith, Feb 2, 2017 IP
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    SSD is better but i think you will not feel a difference, so you can take a cheaper one )
     
    ServersGet, Feb 19, 2017 IP
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    Highly recommend them for anyone looking for stable and reliable host + SSD + Litespeed.
    They are responsive and generally get the problem fixed very quickly. Hostwinds is reliable and professional one.
     
    Webimizator, Feb 27, 2017 IP
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    No doubt, ssd vps will be much faster than HDD ones.. but still recommend you to read customer hosting reviews before dealing with this or that web host.
     
    Teddor, Mar 3, 2017 IP
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    Actually, if your server has enough RAM, it won't matter as your files will be cached in memory.
    Remember that RAM (memory) is 1000s of times faster than SSD and 10,000s of times faster than HDD.

    I'd rather have a VPS with more memory and HDD, than less memory and SSD.

    If really depends on what you are serving. If your most popular files will not fit in memory, and your Network Card can handle it only then will SSD give you a real boost.
     
    Andrew Shaw, Mar 13, 2017 IP
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    SSD is always better, there is no doubt about that.
     
    Allen James, Mar 13, 2017 IP
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    SSD is always better in terms of efficiency and performance but again, is the price worth the performance that you are looking for? there are chances that your work can be done with an HDD as well just give it a shot, you might save a few bucks. but if paying a tiny tad bit extra for SSD is not a big deal for you then go for ssd
     
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    SSD is much better compared to HDD in every aspects like performance,capacity ,access time ,durability and more.Even though SSD is more expensive compared to HDD but it gives better overall performance.
     
    Leasedlayer, Apr 11, 2017 IP
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    A solid state drive or SSD is more preferred than HDD because SSD can speed up the performance of a computer significantly, often more than what a faster processor (CPU) can.SSD's reliability is higher because SSD disks do not have moving parts hence results in reducing of the risk of mechanical failure.
     
    vivan, Apr 21, 2017 IP