A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are also different, numerous computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed repeatedly will be kept on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
Our modern cloud web hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our shared website hosting solutions, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all websites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your website content.