A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it as compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. A hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used frequently will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very fast. To improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We employ this type of a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your site content.