A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing cost and performance. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast since we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some users may host Internet sites that can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is accessed more regularly and clones 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 rest of the sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.