A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives also differ, numerous personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used regularly will be stored on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to enhance the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work solely as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of such a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy websites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't affect the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your content.