A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are used regularly will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. To ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve in this way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance all the time and regardless of the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and provides the good performance of all websites that load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.