A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives are also different, many personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed repeatedly will be kept on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our web hosting plans, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all sites regardless of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very quickly because we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host sites which are more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is loaded more regularly 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 other sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.