Doteasy.com, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada has launched a shared web hosting package that is fitted with SSDs rather than conventional hard disk drives (HDDs). Up to now, SSDs have been used mainly for top-of-the-line hosting services, such as VPSs and cloud hosting services.
While the popularity of SSDs is definitely on the rise, SSDs are still very rarely used in shared web hosting plans since they are several times more expensive than their HDD equivalents. Even if SSDs are used, they are used sparingly and only for top-of-the-line hosting services, such as virtual private servers and cloud instances.
Run database-heavy applications
However, Doteasy is now breaking this trend by using nothing but SSDs for shared web hosting storage, while keeping an entry level price point on their product. This service will feature a total of 100 GB of SSD storage.
With the new web hosting service, Doteasy hopes to give users an affordable hosting solution for their high-performance websites. Because SSDs would typically perform 30 times faster than HDDs, users could expect this shared web hosting service to be much more responsive than traditional hosting services that run on HDDs. Users would be able to run many more database-heavy applications without experiencing much loss in performance.
Doteasy was founded in 2000. The company is privately owned and is operating its own state-of-the-art data center out of Vancouver, Canada.