A solid-state drive (SSD) improves 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 employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives also differ, lots of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used on a regular basis will be located on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content that you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding sites will never influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load quickly as we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some customers may host Internet sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is loaded more often and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.