A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed repeatedly will be held on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your shared web hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use such a setup to make sure that traffic-intensive sites don't affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast because we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host Internet sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content which is accessed more regularly and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.