A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives also differ, numerous desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used repeatedly will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our cloud website hosting solutions, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can provide excellent performance for all types of websites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides lightning-fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user do not 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 updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable web hosting service.