A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be located on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a website hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees extremely fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user don't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.