There are always going to be fads in society, no matter what you do there’s always going to be some sort of silly trend that you can’t comprehend no matter what (the perfect example I can think of would be bright pink mohawks in the early 2000’s); but what about VPS hosting? Technology plays a rather large role in how society operates now, but does that mean that there can potentially be fads and trends in the technological world? The answer is yes, but the fads most people get into are things that won’t stick around for a long time. VPS hosting is one of the most important things a system administrator has to hold themselves responsible for, it plays a part in so many different processes pertaining to the internet that those refusing to make use of one are going to feel the burn later on.
It’s a very popular trend now, but I wouldn’t call it a fad, and I’m (of course) talking about the use of SSD’s within Cheap VPS hosting. HDD’s were the common standard when it came to putting together a VPS before, but more and more people are deciding the switch to an SSD-based VPS system. The reasoning behind this is going to vary from person to person, but we all know how much faster an SSD-based VPS is going to be when you compare it to an HDD one. Controlling the amount of heat collecting in your datacenter is usually done with an air conditioner system or something, but not everybody is going to have that luxury (and I mean that in the nicest way possible!).
We can’t all afford to have a fancy HVAC system put into our workspace, so cutting down on heat can be important to some. SSD’s not only let off a lesser amount of heat than HDD’s, but they’re way faster as well. The faster your VPS, the faster your site is going to be, and we all know how much visitors love browsing a quickly loaded site. SSD’s are also for the energy-efficient type of person, so if you’re all about the trees and the birds (and the bees!) you’ve probably already taken it upon yourself to get onto the righteous path of using SSD’s.
SSD’s used to be incredibly expensive according to some peoples standards, but people are seeing the positive traits and believe that they outweigh the cost in this case. It’s hard to cut corners when you’re trying to build an efficient VPS for your website, and understanding how important a quality VPS can be isn’t that hard. Every single site that’s successful has a dedicated VPS behind it, and if it didn’t it probably wouldn’t have hit a home-run. SSD’s are converting people in a sense, but it’s nothing bad at all, to be honest I would call it an event that should have taken place a few years ago; I guess I was a bit ahead of my time.