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 functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used regularly will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use such a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy websites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't impact the other sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your website content.