A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it in comparison to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, lots of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used on a regular basis will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve that way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, each and every website that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the good performance at all times and regardless of the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and provides the optimal performance of all sites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.