A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it as compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two types of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used very often will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching better 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 websites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides lightning-fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies 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 of the drives, warrant their extended life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable website hosting service.