A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it when compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used frequently will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your website hosting account will be accessible very fast. To boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this type of a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which 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 provide are generated on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host websites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is accessed 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 ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.