A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, many personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used frequently will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites will never affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll 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. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not affect the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your website content.