A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, lots of desktops 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 cost and effectiveness. A hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed regularly will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content which you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this kind of a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load quickly since we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some users may host Internet sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects all 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 affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.