A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, 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. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed regularly will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or causes lots 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 sites hosted on our end will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so 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, warrant their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.