A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be held on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to boost the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media loaded sites will never affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very quickly as we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is loaded more regularly and clones 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 websites 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.