A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed very often will be saved on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.