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Common types of hosting storage: HDD vs SSD

Mainly there are two different types of storage mostly used in hosting services. Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and Solid State Drive (SSD) both are technically different in access time, reliability, energy-saving, power-consuming, and cable management. They are also different structurally and obviously SSDs are more costly than HDDs.In SSD no mechanical or magnetic parts are involved in construction and operation where HDD store and process data through magnetic material called platter.

What is HDD?

HDD is known as magnet-based data processing and storing drive. Each data on HDD goes on metal disk first. The disk is mounted with a wheel that allows the disk to spin. HDD has also a ‘drive head’, a special kind of sensor which moves to find data. This sensor reads data and sends it to the processing unit as per demand.

HDD Storage
HDD Storage

This HDD is a modern form of floppy-disk technology. Both use the same type of magnetic disk technology to store and to serve data where floppy-disks are less efficient in quantity. The highest physical size of a floppy disk is 8 inches and it can store more or less 1.2 megabytes data in its’ one side. However, this is not fixed. These were very popular in the 1980s. Later HDD has set a benchmark in storing data.

What is SSD?

Solid State Drive (SSD) technology came to light in around 2009 and a dramatic change has started in the storage technology field. SSD uses memory chips instead of using magnetic parts to store data. Moreover, It does not use movable sensors to process and send data, rather it uses new technology. These chips are similar to the chips of Random Access Memory (RAM) or USB Storage. It saves time in locating data that gives the high-speed performance in both the computer and hosting server.

SSD Storage
SSD Storage

SSD is a costly technology but now manufacturers are trying to reduce its production cost as per consumers’ demand. Hosting service providers are moving to SSD storage technology to give a satisfying service to the consumers.

HDD vs SSD

  • SSD and HDD are different in access time. Generally SSD takes 0.1 ms to access data where HDD takes 5.5 to 8.0 ms to access. Moreover, SSD exhibits no access time virtually.
  • SSD is more or less 15 times faster than HDD. SSD delivers al least 6000 io/s where HDD reaches up to 400 io/s.
  • SSD is more reliable than HDD. SSD’s failure rate is less than 0.5%. On the other hand, the HDD’s failure rate fluctuates from 2% to 5%.
  • SSD is more energy-saving than HDD. It consumes 2 and 5 watts where HDD consumes 6 and 15 watts.
  • A more important feature of SSD is its capacity of using less CPU processes. It uses only 1% to process a singular data where HDD uses 7% of the process. Users will have an extra 6% of CPU power for other operations.

Steps to start a domain name and web hosting

Visit https://sudonode.com via your browser.

Click on Domain Registrations.

Search for domain availability.

Click “Buy Now” when the domain you want is available.

Click ” [No Hosting! Click to Add] ” to add hosting.

Choose a plan and click on order now.

Select “Use a domain already in my shopping cart” and click use.

Choose Billing Cycle and Click Continue.

Choose Continue when you are happy with what is in your cart. You should have a “Domain Registration” and a “Web hosting” items in your cart that look like this. It will also have the final amount :

If you are a new user, you will have to fill up the form to sign up. Personal Information, Billing Address, Domain Registrant Information, Account Security, Payment Details and Join Mailing List. Next click to complete payment

You will be directed to the following page to make payment. If you have a paypal account, simply login to make the payment. If you do not have, click Pay with Credit or Debit Card to make payment.

Once you checkout, you will receive 2 emails of the subject :

New Web Hosting Created and Information – Sudonode Solutions
Client Area Login Created and Information – Sudonode Solutions

New Web Hosting Created and Information will have your web hosting login credentials to login to create email addresses and upload your website.

If you do not receive the email immediately after payment, please feel free to contact us. Sometimes, there could be a duplicate records which resulted the automation to not able to continue. But do not worry as our support team at support@sudonode.com will be able to resolve this to give you the login credentials quickly.

Domain and hosting transfer can be very simple.

With our systematic approach, transferring Domain and Hosting over to Sudonode can be very easy. If you are looking at transferring both your hosting and domain over to Sudonode, the sequential of what transfer first is key to avoid a blocker. We do not want to meet a situation that we have to wait for another process to complete before we can move on to the next step while the web and email uptime is at stake. There are 2 specific migration sequences, we can adopt. The option we take is depending on your current hosting and domain status such as expiry dates, domain control level you have and what comfortable time for disruption for migration to take place. We will proceed to explain 2 options below so that you will know whats best for your situation.



Domain Transfer > Hosting Transfer > Change Name servers



Once domain transfer is initiated, the domain will fall into the “pending transfer” status. Domain transfer takes 7-10 days to complete. The domain will longer expired on the said date even if the domain transfer is not complete.

After transferring a hosting, we need to either change domain nameservers or DNS to link the domain to the new hosting. If a domain transfer is still on “pending transfer”, nameservers cannot be changed, and the linking is not possible. DNS changes is tie to external hosting expiry, so even though we can do DNS change to link the domain to the new hosting, if the external hosting expires before the domain transfer completes, it will be down, so this linking is helpful only an extent.



Hosting Transfer > Change Name servers > Domain Transfer



If we transfer the hosting first, this means we will need domain control panel provided by the external hosting provider. Once name servers have been changed after the hosting is migrated, domain transfer can be initiated. Once domain transfer is successfully initiated, there is no action needed but wait for the domain transfer to complete. The domain transfer have a 99% success rate as long as the initiation is done.

If the domain registry do not offer that, name servers cannot be changed, therefore linking is not possible. The only way is to perform the domain transfer first before hosting transfer.

Now you are equipped with the essential knowledge, and you are ready to sign up a singapore web hosting package now.