A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because 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 operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. A hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used regularly will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so 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 drives, ensure their long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable website hosting service.