A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number 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, thus balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used frequently will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud web hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our shared web hosting packages, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all kinds of sites irrespective of how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every website that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top performance at all times and irrespective of the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all sites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.