A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed on a regular basis will be held on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our shared web hosting solutions, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide perfect performance for all types of sites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution since they are generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every single Internet site that you host here will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance at all times and regardless of the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all websites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.