A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed very often will be stored 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 Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a web hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will raise 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 increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for every part of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, every Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top performance at all times and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all Internet sites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.