A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it when compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives are also different, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed frequently will be held on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your content.