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SSD Hosting for Database Driven Applications :

Running a large blog, e-commerce store, or custom application requires a lot of database input and output (I/O). As your site gets more popular and traffic starts to grow, your hard drives will start getting more and more concurrent I/O requests. During peak viewing times, the amount of I/O requests can slow down the recall of information from your database. This is especially true for sites on traditional "spinning media" disk drives. The physical limitations of spinning hard disks and the mechanical head restricts the amount of information that can be requested at a given time.

This is where our new SSD Hosting is superior. With a lack of moving parts, data transfer is only restricted by the speed of the network (which is why our shared servers are already on blazingly fast 1Gbps networks).

In a benchmark test, we tested our already fast SAS 15K drives against 1TB Samsung solid-state drives during busy I/O periods. The result, SSDs pushed out 95% more data than these hard disk drives!

Package SSD Business Cloud SSD Advanced Cloud
36 month Fee * $10.00$9.00 $18.00$17.00
24 month Fee * $10.50$9.50 $18.50$17.50
12 month Fee * $11.00$10.00 $19.00$18.00
6 month Fee * $11.50$10.50 $19.50$18.50
3 month Fee * $11.75$10.75 $19.75$18.75
Monthly Fee * $11.95$10.95 $19.95$18.95
Disk Space 10 GB 20 GB
Usable data transfer Unlimited Unlimited
Free Domain Names Yes Yes
Available Hosted Domains 2 5
Payment Methods Diverse Diverse
Plan Upgrades Yes Yes
30 Day Money Back Guarantee Yes Yes
No Contracts Yes Yes
Web Statistics Daily Daily
Sub Domains 3 5
Parked Domains Yes Yes
FTP Access 24/7 24/7
Dedicated IP No Yes
$100 Google Adwords Credit Yes Yes
Private SSL No Yes
Backups Daily Daily
RAID 5 - Disk Mirroring Yes Yes
Port Speed 1Gbps 1Gbps
Cpanel Yes Yes
Ffmpeg(Video / Audio streaming) Yes Yes
Softaculous (175 pre-installed scripts) Yes Yes
Email Features :
POP3 Email 40 100
IMAP Yes Yes
Spam Filters Yes Yes
Email Aliases Unlimited Unlimited
Email Catchall Yes Yes
SMTP Mail Yes Yes
Email Control Panel Yes Yes
Web Mail Access Yes Yes
Autoresponders Yes Yes
Mail Forwarding Yes Yes
Mailing List Yes Yes
Control Panel Features :
Video Tutorials Yes Yes
File Manager Yes Yes
Web Disk Yes Yes
Directory Protection Yes Yes
Hotlinking Protection Yes Yes
Front Page Extensions Yes Yes
Formmail Yes Yes
Blog ( Wordpress, B2evolution.. ) Yes Yes
Scripting Tools :
Your own Cgi-Bin Yes Yes
SSI Yes Yes
Cron Yes Yes
PHP 5 with Zend Support Yes Yes
Perl Support Yes Yes
Python Support Yes Yes
MySQL database 5 10
phpMyAdmin Yes Yes
ImageMagick Yes Yes
GD Library Yes Yes
Forums (Discussion Boards) Yes Yes
Free Module Installation Yes Yes
Redirect URL Yes Yes
IP Deny Manager Yes Yes
Apache Handlers Yes Yes
MIME Types Yes Yes
E-Commerce :
PrestaShop Yes Yes
OpenCart Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Zen Cart Yes Yes
osCommerce Yes Yes
Cube cart Yes Yes
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools by Attracta (TM) :
Attracta SEO Tools Yes Yes
Get in Google, Yahoo & Bing Yes Yes
XML Sitemap Submission Yes Yes
Google Score Card Yes Yes
Broken Links Report Yes Yes
Google Maps Listing Yes Yes
Link-Building Directory Yes Yes
SEO consultation Yes Yes
Web / Ftp Statistics :
AWStats Yes Yes
Webalizer Yes Yes
Analog Yes Yes
Raw Log Manager Yes Yes
Referrer Logs 24/7 24/7
Error Log Yes Yes
Latest Visitors Stats Yes Yes
Customer Service :
24 hour Monitoring Yes Yes
Email Support 24/7 24/7
Phone Support 24/7 24/7

Benchmarking Latency (time it takes to get data)

Hard drives have two things working against it when it comes to data retrieval. The first is the rotational latency of the of the disk. The second is the seek time that it takes for the read/write head to find the data on the disk. SSDs have neither of these issues.

We benchmarked the latency of our SSD hosting servers versus a server with hard disk drives under high network load. As you can see, hard disk drives take about 20 times longer to access data during periods of heavy I/O requests.

4GoodHosting's Hosting Shared SSD Servers

Unlike other hosting companies, 4GoodHosting Hosting lets you use solid-state drives to host all types of data. This means you can host your blog on one domain, your friend’s static website on another, and your client's ecommerce site – all from the same Business or Advanced hosting account. There are no restrictions with how you can use our SSD Hosting.

  • Dynamic content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.)
  • Ecommerce stores (PrestaShop, OpenCart, etc.)
  • Self-built websites & applications
  • Static HTML websites with SSD Hosting

Data Loss Prevention

Our SSD Hosting servers utilize RAID cards with battery-backed non-volatile caching. This means that in the event of sudden power loss, any data yet to be written will be stored in cache until the server is brought back to normal operation. Inbound data will then be written and stored as if nothing happened.

We've also taken measures to ensure zero impact on our customers from any SSD failures that might occur. Our solid-state drives are placed in RAID-5 configuration with extra backup drives to ensure data integrity throughout our SSD hosting servers.

Improving Server Reliability

With no mechanical parts that could lead to disk failure or temperature augmentation, unlike Hard drives, SSDs work smoothly with a higher speed. They are, in addition to that, most known for less latency to serve data to visitors no matter where they are located in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions
R What is SSD Web Hosting?
SSD Web Hosting utilizes Solid State Drives (SSDs) for data storage, instead of traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). SSDs offer faster data access speeds, improving website performance and loading times.
R How does SSD Hosting differ from traditional HDD Hosting?
SSD Hosting provides faster data access and read/write speeds than HDD Hosting due to the lack of moving parts in SSDs. This results in quicker website loading times, better performance under load, and increased reliability.
R What are the primary benefits of using SSD Hosting for a website?
The benefits include faster website loading times, improved performance for dynamic content, enhanced data security and reliability, and better handling of high traffic volumes.
R Can SSD Hosting improve website load times?
Yes, SSD Hosting can significantly improve website load times due to faster disk I/O performance, which is crucial for both user experience and SEO rankings.
R Is SSD Hosting more reliable than HDD Hosting?
Yes, SSDs are more reliable than HDDs because they have no moving parts, reducing the risk of mechanical failures. This leads to higher uptime and durability.
R What type of websites benefit most from SSD Hosting?
All types of websites benefit, especially those with high traffic, e-commerce sites, dynamic content websites, and databases that require quick access times.
R How does SSD Hosting impact website SEO?
SSD Hosting can positively impact SEO by improving page load times, a key factor in search engine rankings. Faster sites offer a better user experience, leading to lower bounce rates and higher engagement.
R Are there any scalability advantages with SSD Hosting?
Yes, SSD Hosting allows for easier and quicker scalability, especially in cloud hosting environments. Resources can be allocated more rapidly due to the fast nature of SSD technology.
R What security advantages does SSD Hosting offer?
While the nature of SSDs doesn’t inherently improve security software measures, the reliability and reduced failure rates of SSDs ensure data integrity and availability, indirectly supporting security efforts.
R How does data retrieval speed compare between SSD and HDD Hosting?
SSDs offer significantly faster data retrieval speeds than HDDs, as SSDs have lower latency and faster read/write operations, enhancing the overall performance of hosted applications and websites.
R Can SSD Hosting handle high traffic volumes better than HDD Hosting?
Yes, the faster data access speeds of SSDs enable better performance under high traffic conditions, ensuring that websites remain responsive and available.
R What are the cost differences between SSD and HDD Web Hosting?
Historically, SSD Hosting was more expensive due to the higher cost of SSDs. However, prices have decreased over time, making SSD Hosting more competitively priced and often comparable to HDD Hosting.
R Do web hosting providers typically offer backups with SSD Hosting plans?
Yes, many hosting providers offer regular backups with SSD Hosting plans, but it’s always best to confirm the specifics of backup services directly with the provider.
R How does SSD Hosting affect energy consumption and eco-friendliness?
SSDs consume less power than HDDs, leading to lower energy costs and a smaller carbon footprint, making SSD Hosting a more eco-friendly option.
R Are there any downsides to using SSD Web Hosting?
The main downside used to be cost, but as SSD prices have decreased, this has become less of an issue. The finite write cycles of SSDs are often cited, but modern SSDs are generally durable enough for most hosting needs.
R How do I migrate my website to SSD Hosting?
Migration involves copying your website’s files and databases from your current host to the new SSD hosting environment. Many providers offer migration services or tools to assist with this process.
R What should I look for in an SSD Web Hosting provider?
Look for reliability, performance, customer support quality, security measures, backup services, and any additional features that meet your specific needs.
R Can I use SSD Hosting for a WordPress website?
Absolutely, SSD Hosting is ideal for WordPress websites, offering improved performance, faster loading times, and a better user experience.
R How does SSD Hosting handle database-intensive applications?
SSD Hosting significantly improves the performance of database-intensive applications by offering rapid data access and processing speeds, reducing query times.
R Is SSD Hosting suitable for e-commerce websites?
Yes, the fast loading times and improved reliability of SSD Hosting are particularly beneficial for e-commerce websites, where performance directly impacts sales and user satisfaction.
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