A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, lots of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed regularly will be held on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our website hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide exceptional performance for all kinds of sites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance 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 that employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very quickly since we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some people may host websites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is loaded more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.