A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used regularly will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our modern cloud hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our shared hosting solutions, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all sorts of websites no matter how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they're created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, every website that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance at all times and whatever the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.