A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it in comparison to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, numerous personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed frequently will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you go for any of our hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide fantastic performance for all sorts of websites irrespective of how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides very fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user don't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable web hosting service.