As of July 2015, we at Web Hosting Hub have begun implementing SSDs on our servers. SSDs (short for Solid State Drives) are a type of hard drive that uses no moving mechanical parts. The memory mechanism works a lot like RAM with the difference being that data is saved in nonvolatile flash memory.


What is nonvolatile memory?

Computers of all types normally have two types of memory: volatile and nonvolatile memory. Volatile memory is usually called RAM while the nonvolatile memory is a storage device like a hard drive, USB thumb drive, diskette, or writeable optical media such as a DVDRW and CDRW. Nonvolatile memory simply means that the data saved in the memory will not disappear when the device is turned off.

Why use SSDs?

Speed is the main advantage of SSDs. Without any moving parts, access and read times are much faster than what is found in a HDD (Hard Drive Disk). Since data can be accessed faster, websites on SSDs will have better load times.

When will SSDs be available?

Web Hosting Hub is now using SSD drives in our newest servers. If you don't currently have an account, you can sign up for an SSD hosting account now! The older servers will be replaced with SSDs during their normal EOL (End Of Life) cycles. This means that not all of the servers will be immediately replaced with SSD drives. This upgrade process will gradually occur throughout a period of time.

Can I Migrate to a Server using SSD?

If you are currently on a non-SSD server and want to migrate to a server using SSD drives, we can accommodate your request depending on the current migration volume and availability of hardware. Simply send a verified ticket via the Account Management Panel (AMP). The subject of the ticket should be titled "Request for move to an SSD server."

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