A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed repeatedly will be held on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution since they are generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance at all times and whatever the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all Internet sites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.