A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two types of drives are also different, many computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A website hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed on a regular basis will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content that you upload to your website hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ such a configuration to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very quickly because we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is accessed more often and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.