A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it as compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used frequently will be held on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve in this way except for the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load amazingly quickly since we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host Internet sites which can be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is accessed more regularly and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.