A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a lot of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used very often will be kept on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

Our modern cloud website hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our website hosting plans, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all types of Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all 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 website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not impact the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your website content.