A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives also differ, many computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed on a regular basis will be saved on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the reliability of any 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 do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load quickly as we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host Internet sites which are more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is accessed 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 guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.