A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it in comparison to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used very often will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you get any of our hosting
solutions, you can take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all sorts of Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and top-notch performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server
accounts will be a really suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every Internet site that you host here will load fast. Just like other 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 good performance at all times and irrespective of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and ensures the good performance of all sites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.