A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used repeatedly will be located on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that 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 primary drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the integrity 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 plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your content.