A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it in comparison to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives also differ, many personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used regularly will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we make hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load without delay. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve this way apart from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very fast since we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some users may host sites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is loaded more frequently and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.