A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive works by using 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, many computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed very often will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account from us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting 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 emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't influence the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your website content.