A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A website hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed on a regular basis will be located on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content you upload to your website hosting account will be accessible very fast. To boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this type of a setup to make sure that traffic-intensive sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly as we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some people may host websites which are more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds any content which is accessed more regularly and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.