A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed very often will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load promptly. To offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.