A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD features 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, a large number of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A web hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used repeatedly will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content which you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of such a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't impact the other sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your website content.