A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed frequently will be located on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our cloud website hosting packages, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all sorts of Internet sites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't impact the other sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your content.