A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed regularly will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this type of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites will never influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution because they're made on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, each site that you host here 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 high performance all the time and regardless of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and provides the excellent performance of all Internet sites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.