A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it when compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used repeatedly will be held on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because 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. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is another warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides extremely fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable web hosting service.