A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed very often will be saved on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content which you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this type of a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and clones 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, guarantee their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable website hosting service.