A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used repeatedly will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the reliability of any content which 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 which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load quickly as we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites which are more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content that is accessed more often and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.