A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used on a regular basis will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our website hosting plans, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all types of Internet sites regardless of how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load extremely fast because we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some people may host sites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects any content that is loaded more often and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.