A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are used repeatedly will be held on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this type of a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't influence the other websites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your website content.