A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it in comparison to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory modules, 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 restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used frequently will be saved on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. To ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve in this way apart from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution as they're created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, every Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top-notch performance at all times and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the good performance of all websites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.