A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used on a regular basis will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. To offer even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve this way apart from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very quickly because we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some people may host Internet sites that can be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.