A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, many desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data 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 this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load promptly. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All of the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way aside from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy Internet sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your content.