A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, numerous desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing price and performance. A website hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used regularly will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your shared web hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to boost the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to make sure that traffic-intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution as they're made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance all of the time and regardless of the nature of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and provides the good performance of all Internet sites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.