A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, numerous personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A web hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used frequently will be kept on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very fast because we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host Internet sites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is accessed more regularly and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.