A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are used very often will be held on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared hosting account with us, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.