A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it as compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, lots of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used regularly will be held on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our modern cloud hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our cloud hosting plans, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all sites no matter how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load amazingly quickly as we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some people may host websites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system finds all the content that is loaded more regularly and copies 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 websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.