A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it in comparison to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, numerous personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting service provider may 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 improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load without delay. To ensure even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each and every Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top performance all the time and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and provides the fantastic performance of all sites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.