A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives also differ, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed regularly will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function solely as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this kind of a setup to make sure that traffic-intensive sites do not 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 which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very quickly as we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites that could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.