A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory units, 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 move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used frequently will be saved on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
The cloud platform where we make hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load quickly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution because they are made on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for every part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each and every site that you host here will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance all of the time and regardless of the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and provides the optimal performance of all sites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.