A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed repeatedly will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve in this way apart from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't impact the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your site content.