A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used regularly will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that 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 Internet hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty 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 be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't impact the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your website content.