A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A web hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used very often will be saved on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other sites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your content.