A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it as compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A website hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty 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 sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.