A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used frequently will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account from us, you'll notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load amazingly quickly since we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some customers may host Internet sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is accessed more often and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.