A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used frequently will be stored on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

Our innovative cloud web hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our shared web hosting solutions, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide fantastic performance for all types of websites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your site content.