A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it as compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, many desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that 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 hosting service. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some people may host websites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all the content that is loaded more frequently and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.