A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives also differ, 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 efficiency. A web hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed on a regular basis will be kept 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 Hosting

Our innovative cloud web hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you get any of our cloud hosting solutions, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all kinds of sites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load amazingly quickly as we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some people may host websites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is accessed more often and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.