A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. A web hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed frequently will be stored on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to offer improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work solely as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of such a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they are made on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This 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 top-notch performance all of the time and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the optimal performance of all websites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.