A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used regularly will be held on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our top-notch cloud hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our cloud website hosting packages, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can provide fantastic performance for all types of sites no matter how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution because they are created on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each and every site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance at all times and irrespective of the nature of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all websites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.