A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, numerous PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be held on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you will definitely 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 don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the reliability of all 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 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. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy Internet sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your site content.