A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it when compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. A website hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used repeatedly will be held on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our innovative cloud hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all sorts of websites no matter how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load amazingly quickly since we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host sites that are more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system detects all the content which is accessed more frequently and clones it on these drives in order 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 influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.