A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed frequently will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

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 exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or causes a lot 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 with us will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which 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 acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user won't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so 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, warrant their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable website hosting service.