A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used very often will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load promptly. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the better speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution because they're made on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, each and every site that you host on our end 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 good performance at all times and regardless of the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and ensures the good performance of all Internet sites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.