A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it in comparison to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used repeatedly will be located on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content which generates a lot 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 much better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each 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 will be able to take advantage of the high performance all the time and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all websites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.