A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives also differ, lots of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed very often will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on 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 lowered overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load amazingly quickly since we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some users may host websites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system finds all the content which is loaded more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.