A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it as compared to a common 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, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed very often will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers as to provide better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content that you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ such a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites do not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't affect the other websites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your website content.