A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it when compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used repeatedly will be saved 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

In case you host your sites in a shared hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely 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. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.