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 an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a lot of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. A web hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed frequently will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file which is 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 ensure perfect performance for all sorts of sites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and provides the fantastic performance of all Internet sites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.