A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. A hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used regularly will be held on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to provide outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this type of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding sites will not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that 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, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability 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 that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very fast since we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some people may host websites that can be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.