A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, many computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing price and performance. A website hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used on a regular basis will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

In case you host your sites in a hosting account with our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for every part of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, every single Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other service 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 top-notch performance all the time and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and provides the good performance of all websites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.