A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD 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 every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of personal computers 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 price and overall performance. A hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used frequently will be stored on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use such a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and high-end performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution as they're made on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every website that you host here will load fast. Just like 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 performance all of the time and whatever the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.