A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used frequently will be stored on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work solely as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of this type of a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees extremely fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects 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, guarantee their long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.