A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, a large number of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used frequently will be located on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you go for any of our hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide exceptional performance for all sorts of sites irrespective of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host websites that can be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is accessed more frequently and duplicates 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 influence the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.