A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and performance. A hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are used very often will be held on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all types of Internet sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your website content.