A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed frequently will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to ensure even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't impact the other sites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your website content.