A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed on a regular basis will be saved on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is another warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.