A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively 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. Together with the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.