A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it when compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used repeatedly will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our cloud website hosting solutions, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure excellent performance for all sites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every single website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other service 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 high performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and provides the good performance of all websites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.