A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, many computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed very often will be held on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you'll notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is another warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they are created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, every single Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top performance all the time and whatever the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and ensures the good performance of all sites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.