A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, many desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used repeatedly will be located on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load right away. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates a lot 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 improved performance. What we achieve in this way in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy Internet sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other sites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your website content.