A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used regularly will be located on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this type of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites will never affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host sites which could be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content that is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.