A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, many PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used regularly will be stored on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared hosting account with us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load quickly as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host websites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is accessed more regularly and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect 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 decreases the possibility of disk failures.