A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it as compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives also differ, a lot of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used frequently will be located on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can provide perfect performance for all kinds of sites no matter how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't influence the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your site content.