A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a large number of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed on a regular basis will be located on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content which you upload to your hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We use such a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that 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's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user do not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their long lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable website hosting service.