A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, numerous desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used frequently will be held on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you get any of our shared web hosting solutions, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all open from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all kinds of sites no matter how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load quickly as we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host websites which are more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is accessed more frequently and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.