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 a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a lot of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed regularly will be located on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content that generates a lot 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 efficiency. What we achieve this way aside from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and prolonged 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 Hosting

If you want speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top performance all of the time and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and ensures the good performance of all sites that load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.