It doesn’t matter if we talk about a small personal website, an online banking application or a large e-commerce platform - everyone who has invested in a hosting service should expect his online project to reach his customers in a safe and fast manner.
Contemporary innovations in information technology allow these things to happen even faster thanks to the revolutionary communication technology called NVMe. Hostpulse has implemented this technology in order to achieve a maximum speed of the disk operations in our SSD shared hosting plans. Learn how NVMe SSD makes your website up to 25 times faster.
What is NVMe?
„NVMe,“ „NVM Express,“ „Non-Volatile Memory Express,“ „NVMHCI“ or the most complicated „Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification“ are all names of the same technology that allows a maximum speed of the SSD disk operations. NVMe is a fairly new and incredibly useful data transfer protocol which aims to replace the old SCSI/SAS and SATA standards. NVMe operates with the last generation of SSD equipment, so it is safe to say it’s the natural step in the evolution of every online business.
How does NVMe work?
Thanks to PCI Express, the NVMe SSD disk communicates directly to the processor instead of emulating through a controller, very much like with SAS/SATA. Usually regardless if we talk about SSD or traditional SATA disks, the communication always passes through the mentioned above SAS/SATA controller which doesn’t allow the maximum productivity to be retrieved, while with the NVMe technology this is not required. The new generation of SSD disks has the theoretical capacity to transfer data with a speed of over 6000 MB/s which can’t be reached due to the restrictions set by SAS and SATA protocols. This direct communication gives us the opportunity to provide up to 5 times faster writing and reading speed in comparison to SSD and up to 25 times compared to HDD.
NVMe compared to SATA
It is important to note that the new generation of SSD drives have the theoretical ability to transfer data at speeds of over 6000 MB / Sec, a speed that can not be reached due to the limitations of SAS and SATA protocols. In turn, HDDs allow you to read and write at a maximum speed of 200MB / sec.
The SATA protocol, which is currently the most common and used for both HDD and SSD drives, allows data to be transferred with 520 MB / sec for reading and 475 MB / sec for writing to the SSD. Compared to it, the NVMe protocol allows overcoming the restrictions that old protocols placed on SSDs and to transfer information with 2600 MB / Sec for reading and 1000 MB / sec for writing. Even bigger are the differences when it comes to IOPS in both the NVMe and SATA protocols.
The NVMe protocol in combination with the highest class of SSD server equipment surpasses the regular hosting service. After we have successfully integrated the new technology into our brand new server SSD equipment, it’s time to provide you with the best-shared hosting possible.