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 works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and performance. A website hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed frequently will be kept on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our hosting solutions, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all kinds of Internet sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated 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 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 multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content that is loaded more frequently and clones 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 affect the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the probability of disk failures.