A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two types of drives are also different, many personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.