A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it in comparison to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, lots of desktops 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 cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed regularly will be located on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a website hosting account with us, you will 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 do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity 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 created on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host sites which could be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is loaded more often and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.