A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, many personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed on a regular basis will be located on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

If you host your websites in a hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly since we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host sites that could be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is loaded more often and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.