A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it when compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, a large number of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used frequently 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 Cloud Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We use such a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast because we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some people may host websites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is loaded more frequently and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.