A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing price and performance. A web hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed frequently will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our shared website hosting
packages, you can take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we also 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 refreshed in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all sorts of websites irrespective of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server
solutions, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't impact the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your website content.