A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, many personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed regularly will be held on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of such a setup to ensure that traffic-intensive sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they're created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each and every Internet site that you host with us 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 good performance at all times and irrespective of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all websites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.