A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, lots of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed repeatedly will be held on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve in this way except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load quickly as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host Internet sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.