You can do lots to improve the speed of your website.
But ultimately, overall performance is limited by the core performance of the server hosting your website.
The performance offered by an SSD (or Solid State Drive) is superior to that offered by traditional spinning disk HDD drives.
And NVMe (or Non-volatile Memory Express) SSD drives offer significant performance improvements over traditional SSD drives.
Consider asking your hosting provider to host your website on an NVMe SSD drive.
Why do Joomla! websites perform better on SSD drives?
Data access speed
Faster data access is of crucial importance to dynamic data-driven websites like the Joomla! CMS.
Reason: when a visitor clicks on a link in a Joomla! website they trigger hundreds of database queries.
So its is good to know that the time taken to read and modify data on an SSD drive is significantly faster than on a traditional HDD drive.
Monitoring of SSD drives consistently show faster read/write speeds when performing random read/write operations.
SSDs can reduce data access time from the order of 20 milliseconds to 0.2 milliseconds.
Page load speed
For eCommerce websites in particular, page load speed is also important.
Slow loading web pages result in frustrated visitors abandoning the shopping cart never to revisit your website.
Faster loading pages means more interaction, more page views, and more sales enquiries.
SSD drives are more stable.
And offer better peak performance at peak times, meaning less downtime.
The risk of catastrophic data loss is significantly reduced with SSD drives.
When SSD drives reach end of life, stored data can still be read.
- offer lower risk of shock and vibration damage, and
- have a greater operational temperature range.
But clearly you should still perform regular routine backups!
SSD drives consume less energy than traditional HDD drives.
SSD drives reportedly consume 80% less power than HDD drives.
The life of an SSD drive far exceeds that of an HDD drive.
SSD drives offer:
- better core performance.
- faster data retrieval.
- faster page caching.
This all adds up to a winning formula if you run a Joomla! CMS website.
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