A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it in comparison to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, many PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used repeatedly will be located on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

Our modern cloud hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you buy any of our website hosting packages, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can ensure perfect performance for all kinds of websites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mails. This way, 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 ensure that a couple of heavy Internet sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other websites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your content.