A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, many computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed on a regular basis will be held on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load very quickly. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve this way aside from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy Internet sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't influence the other websites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your site content.