A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it as compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used repeatedly will be held on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load immediately. To offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way aside from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and outstanding performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every Internet site that you host here will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance at all times and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and provides the good performance of all sites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.