A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you get any of our hosting plans, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure excellent performance for all sorts of Internet sites no matter how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance 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 do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very fast because we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some people may host sites that are more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content which is accessed more regularly and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the probability of disk failures.