A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it when compared to a classic 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, a hard disk contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed repeatedly will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures very fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites 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 as a result we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a fast and reliable web hosting service.