A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, numerous computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

In case you host your websites in a hosting account from our company, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot 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 improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the leading-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 sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so 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 drives, warrant their long life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable website hosting service.