A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed on a regular basis will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our shared hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load quickly as we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host Internet sites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content which is accessed more regularly and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.