A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used frequently will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this type of a setup to ensure that traffic-intensive sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is accessed more regularly and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.