A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two types of drives also differ, numerous personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used regularly will be held on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the integrity of any 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 solutions, we'll keep 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 applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other websites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your website content.