A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it in comparison to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed frequently will be held on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very quickly since we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host Internet sites that could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds all the content which is loaded more often and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.