A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used frequently will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content which you upload to your web hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this type of a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they're created on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, each site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other service 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 of the time and whatever the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the good performance of all Internet sites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.