A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, lots of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used repeatedly will be located on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because 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 website hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for 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

Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This way, every website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top performance all the time and irrespective of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the excellent performance of all sites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.