A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, a lot of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed on a regular basis will be located on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any content which 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 this way except for the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your content.