A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, many desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed repeatedly will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides lightning-fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.