A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used very often will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load very quickly. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they're made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each 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 all the time and regardless of the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and ensures the excellent performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.