A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and each 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 lot of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used very often will be located on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our shared website hosting plans, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all types of sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they're created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, every website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other providers, 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 regardless of the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and provides the good performance of all websites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.