A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it as compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed repeatedly will be located on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

If you host your sites in a hosting account with our company, you'll definitely 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 hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.