A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two types of drives also differ, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used frequently will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our hosting plans, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure excellent performance for all types of Internet sites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some users may host sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.