A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used frequently will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you get any of our hosting plans, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how many times they're 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 increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some people 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 copies 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 other websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.