A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it as compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, lots of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed repeatedly will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll 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 quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all types of Internet sites regardless of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, every Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your sites. 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 guarantees the fantastic performance of all Internet sites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.