A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it when compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, lots of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used very often will be held on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content that generates lots 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 much better performance. What we achieve that way in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures extremely fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user do not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects 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, warrant their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable website hosting service.