A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it in comparison to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives are also different, lots of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used regularly will be located on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our cloud hosting solutions, you can take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure perfect performance for all Internet sites no matter how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet 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 decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't impact the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your content.