A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two types of drives are also different, numerous computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed on a regular basis will be saved on such 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 removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your site content.