A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, many personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed repeatedly will be located on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you will notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they're made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, each and every site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all of the time and irrespective of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and ensures the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.