A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two types of drives also differ, a lot of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed frequently will be kept on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting 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-mails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not influence the other websites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your site content.