A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it as compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed very often will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you get any of our shared web hosting packages, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all kinds of Internet sites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created 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 that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very quickly since we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some users may host websites which are more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies any content which is accessed more regularly and copies it on these drives so as 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 affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.