A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it as compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used frequently will be saved on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our website hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure excellent performance for all sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility 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 employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very fast as we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some people may host Internet sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects all the content which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.