A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A web hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used regularly will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our cloud website hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure perfect performance for all types of Internet sites regardless of how many times they are accessed and prevent 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 primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy websites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't influence the other websites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your content.