A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it when compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing price and efficiency. A web hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed repeatedly will be held on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

In case you host your sites in a hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very quickly as we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host Internet sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content that is accessed more frequently and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.