I have to say that I am are very satisfied with DigitalOcean SSD hosting after using it as my web development environment for several months. After reading some DigitalOcean Review articles on the web, I decided to give it a try. I got a DigitalOcean Promo Code which let me thoroughly test the host for free for a couple of months.
SSD stands for Solid-State Drive. Solid-state drives have no moving parts inside and are several times faster than rotating hard drives in terms of I/O speeds. Currently, they are still much more expensive than the traditional hard drives. Read our SSD Information page or the Wikipedia article "Solid State Drive" for a simple introduction .
Our lab tests indicated that applications perform significantly better on web hosting servers with SSD drives. Also, SSD drives consumes less electrical power and are environmentally friendly. As the prices of SSD drives are constantly dropping, they will ultimately replace the spinning metal hard drives in the future.