A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed on a regular basis will be kept on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account from us, you will notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.