A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing price and efficiency. An Internet hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used repeatedly will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account from our company, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is another 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 keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary 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 content.