A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed on a regular basis 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 Shared Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use this type of a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites will never influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some people may host sites that can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is accessed more frequently and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.