A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives are also different, many PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used very often will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load without delay. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly because we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host Internet sites which could be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is accessed more often and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.