A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed very often will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our cloud web hosting plans, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all websites irrespective of how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other websites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your website content.