A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, lots of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used frequently will be located on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this kind of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety 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 only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't affect the other sites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your content.