A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, a large number of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed frequently will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting
accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting
plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your website content.