A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives also differ, numerous desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used repeatedly will be located on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared website hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case 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-mails. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures very fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user do not affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies 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 consequently we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their long life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.