Wednesday 22 May 2019

In today’s post we’ll go a step further and compare the infrastructure your VPS is based on viz. VPS HDD, VPS SSD and VPS Cloud. In our last article, we covered the difference between VPS HDD and VPS SSD.

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In this article, we will be covering what VPS SSD and VPS Cloud are, VPS SSD vs VPS Cloud, and figure out which is the best for your website.


VPS SSD is a Virtual Private Server powered by a Solid State Drive (SSD). In this type of hosting, the hosting provider uses a physical SSD disk on their physical server. The advantage of an SSD is that there is less power drainage while at the same time website speed and performance are higher.

VPS Cloud:

In VPS Cloud, as the name suggests your server is set up over a cloud. In VPS Cloud your hosting service provider would combine the availability of VPS with the scalability offered by the cloud. The advantage of using the cloud with VPS is that your load is distributed fairly amongst the different servers which ensure you have better performance and website speed.

Pros and Cons of VPS SSD vs VPS Cloud


Pros of VPS SSD Pros of VPS Cloud 
Powered by the efficient SSD drives Powered by the scalable cloud architecture
SSD ensures low risk of mechanical failure as there are no moving parts  There is no mechanical failure as everything is stored over the cloud and can be
accessed even if one server is down 
Here the boot time of the server is faster as compared to VPS Cloud  Even though the boot time of the server is slightly slow, VPS Cloud is instantly scalable 
Comes with cPanel and is fully managed as the hosting provider  Offers Unmanaged hosting thus, you can customize it as per your own needs. 


Cons of VPS SSD Cons of VPS Cloud
VPS SSD is costlier compared to VPS Cloud VPS Cloud though cheaper compromises on the booting speed and time
Even though read speed is fast in VPS SSD, the write is slower The read and write speed is comparatively slower
Even though the life of VPS SSD is longer compared to other VPS hosting plans it doesn’t give a warning signal if it is
about to fail. Hence, you can lose your data if a real-time backup isn’t enabled
Have to add, cPanel add-on and only basic support is offered

Which is best for your website?

Both VPS SSD and VPS Cloud are good when compared to the traditional/classic VPS which used HDD drive for the physical server. Moreover, they both have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. If your website traffic increases at a faster speed then VPS Cloud is the go-to choice, however, if you are looking for more speed then VPS SSD is the go-to choice.


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