A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed frequently will be held 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 Website Hosting

Our innovative cloud website hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our cloud website hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all types of websites no matter 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 increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load quickly since we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host Internet sites which can be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system detects any content that is accessed more frequently and copies 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 websites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.