A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. A hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used on a regular basis will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a web hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures extremely fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user don't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their extended life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.