A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it as compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed frequently will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you go for any of our web hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all websites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host websites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all the content which is accessed more frequently and clones it on these drives so as 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 other sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.