A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it when compared to an ordinary 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, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A website hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed frequently will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively 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 boost the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the reliability of all content which 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 which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some people may host Internet sites which are more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds all the content which is loaded more frequently 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 Internet sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.