A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it 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, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two types of drives are also different, lots of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A web hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed very often will be stored on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our web hosting plans, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide fantastic performance for all kinds of websites no matter how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and fantastic performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, each website that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top performance all the time and whatever the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and provides the fantastic performance of all websites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.