A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used repeatedly will be held on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our top-notch cloud hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our hosting packages, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all sites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe 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 email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not affect the other websites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your content.