A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used regularly will be held on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content which you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use such a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some users may host sites that are more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup 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 Internet sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.