A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it when compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, lots of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed regularly will be kept on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the sites 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 without delay. We employ this kind of a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very quickly because we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host Internet sites which are more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all the content which is accessed more often and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.