A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two types of drives also differ, a large number of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed frequently will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of such a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your content.