A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it when compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a lot of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used repeatedly will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides very fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user do not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable web hosting service.