A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A web hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed repeatedly will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content you upload to your website hosting account will be accessible very fast. To enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this type of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded sites will never 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, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load extremely fast as we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host websites which could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content that is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.