A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, numerous computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used frequently will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll keep 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 applications and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other websites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your site content.