A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. A hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used very often will be kept on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures very fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable website hosting service.