A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting service provider may 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 improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared web hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.