A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used regularly will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy Internet sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your site content.