A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, lots of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed regularly will be kept 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 Cloud Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very fast. To boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this type of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive 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 won't impact the other Internet sites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your site content.