A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used on a regular basis will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting
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SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting
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