A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used on a regular basis will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared website hosting account from us, you'll notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.