A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed regularly will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load very quickly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve that way in addition to the better speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees very fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that 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 life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable web hosting service.