A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it in comparison to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used on a regular basis will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load quickly since we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some people may host sites that could be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is loaded more frequently and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.