A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed on a regular basis will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load without delay. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way aside from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, which is 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 Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they are created on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, every single website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other 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 good performance at all times and whatever the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and provides the optimal performance of all websites that load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.