A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, a large number of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A web hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed frequently will be kept 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 Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you get any of our shared web hosting solutions, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide fantastic performance for all types of websites regardless of how frequently they are 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 main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your website content.