A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it in comparison to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing price and performance. A website hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed very often will be held on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

Our innovative cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our website hosting plans, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated 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 fantastic performance for all types of sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your content.