A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives also differ, lots of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. An Internet hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used very often will be kept on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new messages using webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any 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 better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this except for the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy Internet sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't influence the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your content.