A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it in comparison to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs 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 each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two types of drives are also different, lots of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed on a regular basis will be held on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because 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 Internet hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and high-end performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, every site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other service 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 top-notch performance all of the time and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the optimal performance of all sites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.