A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. A website hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used frequently will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load without delay. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later 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 that way in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is 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 subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your content.