A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used regularly will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this kind of a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding sites don't affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy websites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your website content.