A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it as compared to a common 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, an HDD employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. A web hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used on a regular basis will be kept on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you'll notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates more traffic or creates lots 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 sites hosted on our end will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load quickly as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some customers may host sites that are more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content which is loaded more often and duplicates 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 websites will not influence the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.