A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing price and performance. A website hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed repeatedly will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates a lot 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 Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of 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

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not influence the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your site content.