A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting 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 accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work solely as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of such a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very fast as we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host websites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.