A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used repeatedly will be located on such 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 only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides very fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.