A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed on a regular basis will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you get any of our shared hosting packages, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all sites irrespective of how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't influence the other sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your site content.