A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A web hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed on a regular basis will be held on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very fast. To boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of such a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures extremely fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user will not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.