A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it when compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our shared hosting solutions, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide excellent performance for all sites no matter how frequently 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 chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other websites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your content.