A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed on a regular basis will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to provide better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this type of a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution because they are created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, every single site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all the time and regardless of the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and provides the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.