A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it in comparison to a common 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 works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, numerous personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content which you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this type of a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and top-notch performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance all the time and whatever the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and provides the good performance of all websites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.