A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, many personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this kind of a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not influence 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. What's more, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy websites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't impact the other websites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your content.