A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it as compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed repeatedly will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes lots 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 Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very quickly as we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some customers may host Internet sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds any content that is loaded more regularly and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.