A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed frequently will be held on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all the content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of such a configuration to ensure that traffic-intensive Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other 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 reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very fast as we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some users may host Internet sites that are more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is loaded more often and copies 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 affect the performance of the other Internet sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.