A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it as compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two types of drives are also different, numerous PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you will notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility 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 Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very fast as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content that is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.