A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used on a regular basis will be saved 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 Shared Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from us, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't impact the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your content.