A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, lots of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed very often will be saved on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way aside from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and fantastic performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each and every website that you host here will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance all of the time and whatever the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the good performance of all sites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.