A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used regularly will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving improved 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 create shared web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load very quickly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way except for the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your content.