A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it in comparison to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed on a regular basis will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very 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 without delay. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you need speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance at all times and whatever the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.