A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed repeatedly will be located on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our shared website hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how frequently they're 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 main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very quickly because we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host Internet sites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is loaded more frequently and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.