A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two types of drives also differ, many desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used regularly will be located on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

Our modern cloud web hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our website hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all kinds of Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some people may host Internet sites which can be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content which is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.