A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives also differ, a large number of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A web hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be kept on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a website hosting account with us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot 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 Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy Internet sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other websites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your website content.