A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, 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 rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, lots of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed regularly will be held on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our web hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide fantastic performance for all types of Internet sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will keep 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 apps and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't influence the other websites 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 probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your website content.