A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two types of drives also differ, a large number of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used very often will be stored on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you'll notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures lightning-fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable website hosting service.