A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, many computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A website hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed repeatedly will be held on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very quickly as we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host sites that can be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies any content which is loaded more often and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.