A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, many PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A web hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed very often will be held on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our modern cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure perfect performance for all kinds of Internet sites regardless of how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some 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 risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution because they're created on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each and every site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance all the time and whatever the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and provides the excellent performance of all sites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.