A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it in comparison to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. A web hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used regularly will be stored on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account from us, you will notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all 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 boost the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they are generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance all of the time and regardless of the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all sites which load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.