A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. A web hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed repeatedly will be kept on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load very quickly. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly since we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host websites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers any 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 guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.