A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing cost and performance. A web hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used frequently will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account from our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all 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 setup will increase the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they're made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, every single website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other 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 top-notch performance all of the time and irrespective of the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and provides the good performance of all sites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.