A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it as compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, many desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed repeatedly will be located on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the integrity of all 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 websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides extremely fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user don't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system discovers 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 as a result we can balance the load on all drives, ensure their long life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable web hosting service.