A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it when compared with a classic 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, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed regularly will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide exceptional performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they're generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the good performance all of the time and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and provides the fantastic performance of all Internet sites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.