A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of personal computers 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 price and performance. A hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed repeatedly will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you will notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the integrity 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 created on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some users may host websites that can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.