A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used repeatedly will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve by doing this aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very quickly because we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content that is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.