A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing price and performance. A web hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are used frequently will be held on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our innovative cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our shared website hosting plans, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not affect the other websites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your content.