A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it when compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a large number of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing price and performance. A website hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed very often will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load promptly. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way apart from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution since they are generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every single site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top performance all of the time and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and provides the fantastic performance of all sites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.