A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as 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 are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, many desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed very often will be saved on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our shared web hosting plans, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide fantastic performance for all kinds of sites regardless of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your content.