A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a large number of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A web hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed frequently will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared website 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, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated 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. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy Internet sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your website content.