A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it as compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. An Internet hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used very often will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this type of a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites which are more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content that is loaded more often and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.