A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used frequently will be saved on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve this way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides very fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so 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 long life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.