A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing price and performance. A website hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used on a regular basis will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to make sure that resource-demanding sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host sites that can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content that is accessed more regularly and clones 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 Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.