A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, lots of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and performance. A website hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed frequently will be stored on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use such a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some customers may host Internet sites which are more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is accessed more often and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.