A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two types of drives are also different, many computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used on a regular basis will be held on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared hosting account from our company, you will notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the integrity of all content that 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 only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load amazingly quickly because we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host websites which are more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.