A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two types of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. A hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used on a regular basis will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you buy any of our cloud hosting solutions, you can take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all sorts of websites regardless of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very quickly as we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and emails. As some users may host websites that can be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content which is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.