A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are used regularly will be located on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content that you upload to your shared hosting
account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this kind of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites do not affect the performance of the other websites 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 life-span will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server
accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each Internet 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 top-notch performance at all times and regardless of the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all websites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.