A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it compared to 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 features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve that way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load quickly as we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host websites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects any content that is accessed more often and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.