A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it when compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed regularly will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content that you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use such a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites 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 leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user won't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which 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 of the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable web hosting service.