A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of PCs and web servers are set up 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 provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable very fast. To improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of such a configuration to guarantee that multi-media heavy sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you need speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they're created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, each Internet site that you host here will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top-notch performance at all times and whatever the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.