A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it when compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used very often will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a website hosting account from us, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, 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. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user will not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.