A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two types of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed regularly will be stored on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our website hosting packages, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more frequently 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 primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all Internet sites regardless of how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host Internet sites that are more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is accessed more regularly and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.