A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, lots of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A website hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used very often will be held on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because 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 hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This way, each website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other 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 high performance all the time and regardless of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all websites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.