A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used regularly will be kept on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all kinds of sites irrespective of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and outstanding performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance all of the time and irrespective of the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and ensures the good performance of all sites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.