A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, many PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed regularly will be located on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you buy any of our shared hosting plans, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide fantastic performance for all kinds of Internet sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other websites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your site content.