A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a large number of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed frequently will be saved on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ such a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly as we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some users may host websites that can be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is accessed more frequently and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.