A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it when compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load right away. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any 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. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve in this way except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your content.