A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it as compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used very often will be located on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you get any of our shared web hosting solutions, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can provide perfect performance for all sorts of sites regardless of how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the leading-edge 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 one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable website hosting service.