A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, many computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed regularly will be stored on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, every website that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the good performance at all times and regardless of the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and provides the excellent performance of all websites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.