A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, many computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our website hosting
solutions, you can take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all websites irrespective of how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves 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 will be a very suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, 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 can take advantage of the high performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all websites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.