A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. A website hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed regularly will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a hosting account with us, you'll notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host sites which could be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that 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 sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.