A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, lots of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used very often will be stored on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

Our modern cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you buy any of our web hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure perfect performance for all types of websites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your website content.