A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed on a regular basis will be saved on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every single website that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance all the time and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and provides the excellent performance of all websites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.