A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, many computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. A hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used on a regular basis will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load immediately. To offer even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way except for the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures lightning-fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies 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 therefore we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable website hosting service.