A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed very often will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our website hosting solutions, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some people may host sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies any content which is loaded more often and duplicates 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 sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.