A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two types of drives are also different, lots of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used regularly will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing 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've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ such a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy sites do not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every single site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and provides the fantastic performance of all Internet sites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.