What is SSD HDD Website Hosting?

Ever wondered what the benefits of an SSD HDD would be to your website speed? We want to discuss the benefits of using an enterprise grade SSD HDD to host your website.

Like a memory stick, there are no moving parts to an SSD. Rather, information is stored in microchips. Conversely, a hard disk drive uses a mechanical arm with a read/write head to move around and read information from the right location on a storage platter. This difference is what makes SSD so much faster.

SSD Vs HDD Web Hosting? What is the difference?

The traditional spinning hard drive (HDD) is the basic nonvolatile storage on a computer. That is, it doesn’t “go away” like the data on the system memory when you turn the system off. Hard drives are essentially metal platters with a magnetic coating. That coating stores your data, whether that data consists of weather reports from the last century, a high-definition copy of the Star Wars trilogy, or your digital music collection. A read/write head on an arm accesses the data while the platters are spinning in a hard drive enclosure.

An SSD does roughly the same job functionally (saving your data while the system is off, booting your system, etc.) as an normal HDD, but instead of a magnetic coating on top of platters, the data is stored on interconnected flash memory chips that retain the data even when there’s no power present. The chips can either be permanently installed on the system’s motherboard (like on some small laptops and ultrabooks), on a PCI/PCIe card (in some high-end workstations), or in a box that’s sized, shaped, and wired to slot in for a laptop or desktop’s hard drive (common on everything else). These flash memory chips differ significantly from the flash memory in USB thumb drives in the type and speed of the memory. That’s the subject of a totally separate technical treatise, but suffice it to say that the flash memory in SSDs is faster and more reliable than the flash memory in USB thumb drives. SSDs are consequently more expensive than USB thumb drives for the same capacities.

Bringing ITC into the modern office

Whiteboards that offer a print function are so last decade. So what are the must have items to bring into the modern office environment?

We decided to ask our friends at Ironline Technology: What are the must have new items for the modern office this year?

Here’s what they said:

Thanks for the email, and we had a lot of fun preparing this short list of must have technology for the modern office environment. Obviously, the nature of the business normally dictates the technology requirements. So we are taking the approach of a ‘normal business office’ – whatever that may be.

Comms

Handsets and telephone systems have come a long way in the past few years. The normal technology now consists of VOIP and electronic routing for calls. Options such as call screening, recording, forwarding and voicemail are just the beginning. Our most popular business phone system is rapidly becoming the Cisco IP 7945 Gig Ethernet Color as it has a very handy organisation system and is jam packed with the latest technology.

Softphones and SIP

Another leading brand is 3CX and their range of softphone SIP options. This enables rapid expansion of services and being software driven, you only pay for the service level that is most appropriate.

Displays

The best way to capture attention is with a very good display. You can capture your local foot traffic, passing motorists, waiting room clients and even your staff in meetings will be more attentive when viewing your pitch on a good monitor. The cost of these monitors has fallen sharply and is at an all-time low. Take for example the Sony Pro Bravia LED 60″ 13KDL60W600BPSD for under $1,500 – cannot get much better than that!

A bit about Ironline Technology…

We opened this store to provide a convenient one-stop-shop for our serviced IT clients to source their computer and technology hardware at the best prices.

Since opening however, we’re happy to have grown to serve many additional small businesses around Australia, who’ve discovered the savings that we pass on to our customers.

If you’d like to discover what else makes us the preferred technology supplier for leading Australian small businesses, sign up with ironline technology today.

You can Expect…

A huge range of technology products available for immediate delivery to your business or home office.
A transparent, flat-rate shipping cost, displayed up front to save you time and prevent freight-shock.
3 Peace of mind with a store-wide 30 Day returns policy on un-opened and dead on arrival (DOA) products.
Advice and support from our technology experts during product selection, configuration and deployment.