A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost 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 a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and performance. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed regularly will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this type of a setup to make sure that traffic-intensive sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides very fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that 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 drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable web hosting service.