A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it as compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used very often will be located on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our modern cloud web hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you get any of our cloud hosting solutions, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide exceptional performance for all sorts of Internet sites no matter how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each and every website that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top performance all of the time and irrespective of the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all Internet sites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.