Some people may not know that we offer two different types of SSD plans. One of the VPS plans (Pure SSD) uses only pure SSD storage and while the other (Cached SSD) uses SSD to accelerate performance on our raid-10 arrays. Written below is a simple explanation of both plans so you can choose a suitable plan.
Pure SSD VPS
Our Pure SSD plans, as indicated uses only Solid State Drives (SSD) as disk space. This means you will get the ultimate performance of true SSD disk space for your VPS. These plans cost a bit more than our SSD Accelerated plans as the solid state drives cost more to use in our VPS nodes. However, those who need the best possible speeds can pay slightly more to get the best possible performance.
These Pure SSD plans are great for people who need their site to load as fast as possible or have a large database that has lots of I/O activity that would normally bog down a conventional hard drive.
SSD Accelerated VPS
The SSD Accelerated plans are called a number of different things by other providers who offer the same thing. Essentially it's just taking a conventional hard drive raid and boosting its speed and performance using SSD drives for caching purposes. In even simpler terms, its basically where the SSD drives store all the files and databases, etc that are most frequently accessed or viewed so that those items load the quickest. Since SSD's can handle up to 50x more activity than a convention hard drive, this greatly reduces the activity on the hard drives and keeps the drives performing well.