A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of 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 spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed on a regular basis will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared hosting account from us, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your site content.