A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it in comparison to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, lots of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing cost and performance. A website hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used repeatedly will be kept on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function only as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your content.