SSD stands for Solid-State Drive. It is a much faster hard drive than a traditional SAS or SATA hard drive. The main distinction from a technical point of view is it has no moving parts. It has a much lower access time and a lower latency making it great for busy websites. You can also read more on our blog post about SSDs.
The faster the drive, the faster your data can be read off the server and then presented to your user. This has a number of benefits but the main one is speeding up your website as everything happens that bit quicker. It also means as your website grows, the website will be less likely slow down even with higher numbers of visitors.
Costs vary but it does not add a significant amount to the cost of your server, please email us or call us on 0800 107 79 79 and we can put together some pricing for you.
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