A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed frequently will be held on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve in this way apart from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures lightning-fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers 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 therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable web hosting service.