A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. A hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed very often will be stored on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

Our modern cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our shared web hosting plans, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure excellent performance for all kinds of websites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This way, every site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all websites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.