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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.

What is Web and Email hosting?

Our goal is simple which is to help you get your websites and email online for any reasons. In Sudonode, Web and Email hosting is our key offerings. Web and Email hosting is a 1 stop solution that you can subscribed for the purpose of bringing your website and email communication online. In normal situation,you would have to build a network, buy server(s), connect to a data center, install/configure software to bring your website and email online. Whats-more, not to mentioned, you will still have to troubleshoot to ensure all is working fine for it to work. Key groups of people that will need email and web hosting services :



You have ideas that need a website and email.

You wish to port out from existing service provider.

You like to experiment with product.

You know it all.

You wants to resell.

You are an employee tasked to manage company hosting.



You have ideas that need a website and email.





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Check out once you are happy with what you want.

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Login to cPanel with your username and password.

Click on Site Software.

Install WordPress.

You wish to port out from existing service provider.





Sometimes the hosting provider is just not right for you. The reasons on why you wish to move out from a provider could be these reasons : Too expensive, slow support, bad products, low knowledge customer service giving can replies, giving you more problems, problems never seems to end and no value add. In Sudonode, we look at these issues by standing in client’s shoe to solve these problems. If you have decided to move to us, send us an email @ support@sudonode.com and we will glad to assist. If you wish to carry out your own domain/hosting transfer on your own, we have the advice documented for your knowledge.



You like to experiment with product.





There is a group of people that does web hosting comparison for a living and goes around to test out loading speed, features, value for different providers. Here is the url link which you can immediately dive into the type of Singapore Web Hosting plans we have.

You can checkout your hosting plan without a domain name registration. If you own a domain name yourself, simply point it to ns1.sudonode.com and ns2.sudonode.com once you have receive your username and password to your web hosting account.



You know it all.





The know it all would know what to expect from a hosting plan. We understand the itch and the need to have access to everything. No worries and we are open to assist you with your out-of-box questions to help you get what you need. We came from the same background as the “know it all” in hosting field and we understand how you feel as well when something is not working or missing from a hosting plan.



You wants to resell.





The resellers are usually focus on other services and hosting is something they wish to complement with their products. We are more then willing to offer you exceptional pricing in an event if you wish to partner with us to provide web and email hosting service. Simply email us at support@sudonode.com for a quote or a talk-it-out session to discuss on the special rates and arrangement. Alternatively, we also offer attractive affiliate program which you can take advantage of when your clients need a hosting service. Earn attractive fees by referring clients to us.



You are an employee tasked to manage company hosting.





It is very possible that employee is tasked to lookout for vendors with the best and cheap hosting services option. If you need help to craft out a master plan, our support is probably what you need. Our team has the expertise and ready to hear you out. Dont hesitate to reach us at support@sudonode.com.