A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used regularly will be saved on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

Our modern cloud web hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our web hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of websites regardless of how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't influence the other websites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your site content.