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Over the past few posts, we have been writing about Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting- the different types, the advantages, and disadvantages. 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.

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:

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:

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:

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.

We at ResellerClub, offer VPS SSD with all our VPS Hosting plans and storage space from 20-120 GB. Moreover, with our SSD VPS Hosting you get an intuitive control panel, DDoS protection, easy upgrades and much more.

VPS SSD vs VPS Cloud, irrespective of the hosting plan choosing the right storage and infrastructure for your VPS Hosting depends on your business needs. In the end, it is your content, marketing, and the website design that adds to the success of your website. Therefore, research more before choosing!

H. Fatima

H. FatimaIn the days of yore, H. Fatima used to be an Engineer by profession and Writer by passion until she started pursuing full time writing. Her blog is a collection of short vignettes, stories and poems. She mostly writes what she deeply perceives and analyzes. It is her way of unwinding. Her interests include writing, reading (an avid reader), listening to various genres of music, volunteering and watching movies.

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