A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, many computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all the content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very fast. To improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of such a setup to ensure that traffic-intensive Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety 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 that uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very quickly because we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host sites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is loaded more frequently and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.