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August 20, 2016, Written by 0 comment

What is a HDD VPS?

Virtual Private Server hosting, or VPS hosting, is a method of hosting that relies on software to mimic hardware in the creation of virtual machines over physical servers.

A HDD or Hard Disk Drive, is the type of hard drive that data will be stored on. A HDD uses spinning platter disks to record data, this method is different than flash storage, which is what an SSD or Solid State Drive would use. A HDD is a mechanical metal box that must record your data manually and physically. Inside the metal box, there are disks that spin and mechanical arms that write information on them. Hard disk drives have been around longer than other data storage methods such as solid state drives. You can see the insides of a hard disk drive below.

A HDD VPS is a virtual private server that utilizes hard disk drive technology for data storage.

Hard Disk Drive

Inner view of a hard disk drive Seagate Medalist ST33232A

What is the difference between a HDD VPS and a SSD VPS?

So what exactly is an SSD? A SSD, or solid state drive, is a device that uses an integrated circuit to store data, and does not have physical spinning disks. SSDs are a newer technology than hard disk drives, and they have no mechanical components unlike hard disk drives. Solid state drives are typically more resistant to physical shock, they run quieter, have lower latency, and have quicker access time than traditional hard disk drives.

When it comes to virtual private server hosting, there are different data storage methods to choose from, and each have their own pros and cons. Virtual private servers that use hard disk drive typically offer more storage capabilities than those using solid state drive storage.

Virtual private servers that use SSD technology are often much pricier than HDD VPS, and in addition to the higher price tag, there is usually less gigabyte per dollar. Virtual private servers that use hard disk drives often have more space and a lower price tag, but the they can sometimes be slower than a SSD VPS.

Managed HDD VPS Hosting

Astral Servers provides outstanding managed HDD VPS hosting services. All of our SSD and hard disk drive VPS plans come with unlimited data transfers and guaranteed speeds. We offer advanced Anti-DDoS firewalls standard on all of our virtual private servers. Experience our stellar 24/7 customer support crew that knows how to quickly and professionally solve problems.

We also have a wide range of dedicated servers available.