A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two types of drives are also different, many PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed frequently will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very fast since we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host websites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content which is loaded more regularly and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites that 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.