A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and efficiency. A hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed very often will be kept on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our shared website hosting solutions, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all kinds of sites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk 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 only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load amazingly quickly as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some people may host sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects all the content which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.