A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it in comparison to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed very often will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers as to provide better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. To boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this kind of a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees very fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds 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 for that reason we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable web hosting service.