A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it as compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two types of drives also differ, a lot of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used frequently will be located on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. To ensure even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve in this way except for the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they are made on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance at all times and regardless of the nature of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and ensures the good performance of all websites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.