A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it when compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, lots of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A web hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed regularly will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, 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 chance of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable website hosting service.