A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used repeatedly will be stored on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load without delay. To offer even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this aside from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, every single website that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top performance at all times and whatever the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and provides the fantastic performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.