- Oct 29, 2010
It really doesn't matter how big a site is - if it's a customer-facing entity it needs to be on SSD.It isn't about how many there are. It's about one easily having the space requirement of thousands of small ones. HDD is under R0.50/GB now. SSD is easily 4 times that, actually more if you consider prices are near linear and you don't get volume discount. Hosting providers aren't going to pass on the benefits of SSD without also passing the extra cost either in price or less storage space.
When it comes to restrictions that make SSD unfeasible, then there is an element that isn't being handled correctly. For example, almost any decent online store with hundreds of thousands of product images serves them from Amazon S3.
It's unthinkable to have hard drive web hosting for a 'normal' website.