A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed frequently will be located on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ this type of a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load amazingly quickly since we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is accessed 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 influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.