A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, lots of desktops 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 cost and overall performance. A website hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load without delay. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy Internet sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other websites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your site content.