A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it as compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, many computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A website hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used on a regular basis will be located on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy sites will never influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, 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 Hosting
If you want speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every single site that you host here will load fast. Just like other service providers, 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-notch performance at all times and whatever the nature of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and ensures the good performance of all websites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.