A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it when compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used regularly will be held on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you buy any of our cloud hosting solutions, you'll take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide excellent performance for all Internet sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want speed and fantastic performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they're made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top performance at all times and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and provides the good performance of all sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.