A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are also different, lots of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and performance. A website hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed on a regular basis will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our cloud hosting solutions, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure perfect performance for all types of websites no matter how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't influence the other websites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your site content.