A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it when compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed on a regular basis will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later 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 apart from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and prolonged 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 Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is accessed more regularly and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.