A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it when compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and each 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 kinds of drives are different as well, a lot of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. An Internet hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed frequently will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they are generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, every single site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to 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 high performance at all times and regardless of the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all websites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.