A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed repeatedly will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
Our modern cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our cloud web hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all sorts of sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they're created on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This way, each and every site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other service providers, 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 websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and ensures the excellent performance of all websites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.