A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it in comparison to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two types of drives are also different, lots of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed very often will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve this way aside from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any information 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'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't influence the other sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your content.