A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it as compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives are also different, lots of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used frequently will be located on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. To ensure even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary 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 need speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each Internet site that you host here will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the good performance at all times and irrespective of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all websites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.