A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, a large number of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed repeatedly will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load quickly. To ensure even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve by doing this except for the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary 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 generated on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host Internet sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content which is accessed more often and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.