A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed very often will be saved on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load right away. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve this way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy websites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not affect the other websites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your website content.