A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used very often will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to provide improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. To improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ such a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very fast because we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host Internet sites which can be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds any content which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.