A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A web hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed very often will be stored on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our website hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can provide exceptional performance for all types of sites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides extremely fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user do not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files that 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 lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable web hosting service.