A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it when compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, 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 limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a large number of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed on a regular basis will be kept on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content you upload to your shared web hosting account will be accessible very fast. To boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function only as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ such a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding sites do not affect the performance of the other websites 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 decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very fast as we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some users may host sites which can be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is loaded more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.