A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it when compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, many desktops 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 effectiveness. A website hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used frequently will be saved on such 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

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load without delay. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you need speed and fantastic performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, each website that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other 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 top-notch performance all of the time and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and guarantees the good performance of all websites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.