A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two types of drives also differ, lots of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used very often will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't impact the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your site content.