A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two types of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed on a regular basis will be located on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you go for any of our shared website hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all sorts of websites regardless of how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load extremely fast as we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some users may host sites which could be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies any content which is loaded more regularly and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.