A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it when compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, many personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used frequently will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to ensure that traffic-intensive Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load extremely fast since we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is accessed more regularly and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.