A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it as compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, many computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used regularly will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your content.