A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD uses spinning disks and every 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 also different, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed repeatedly will be held on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all the content which you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable very fast. To improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this type of a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't influence the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your content.