A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, many personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our shared hosting packages, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all types of websites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and top-notch performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, every single Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance all the time and irrespective of the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all websites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.