A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used very often will be held on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a web hosting account with us, you'll notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively 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. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is a further guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses 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 ensures fast loading speed for any 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 numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable website hosting service.