A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it when compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. A hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used on a regular basis will be held on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens 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 Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load extremely fast as we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host sites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content that is loaded 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 websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.