A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it when compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. A hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you'll notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional warranty 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 websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides very fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable website hosting service.