A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two types of drives are also different, numerous desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed frequently will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this type of a configuration to make sure that traffic-intensive sites will never affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This way, every single Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the good performance all of the time and irrespective of the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all Internet sites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.