A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, many PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed on a regular basis will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this kind of a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your content.