A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, many PCs 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 price and effectiveness. A web hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used repeatedly will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

Our modern cloud hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure perfect performance for all sorts of websites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very fast since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and emails. As some people may host Internet sites that are more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers 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 guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.