A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, many desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. A hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed frequently will be saved on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you buy any of our shared website hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all sorts of Internet sites regardless of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up 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 e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your site content.