A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open 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 immediately. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your website content.