A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it as compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple 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 move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and performance. A hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used frequently will be located on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you go for any of our cloud web hosting plans, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all Internet sites no matter how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your site content.