A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used regularly will be saved on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages using webmail, the content will load right away. To offer even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve in this way in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and top-notch performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, each and every Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top-notch performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all Internet sites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.