A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, many computer systems 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 price and overall performance. A web hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed repeatedly will be held on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our top-notch cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you go for any of our shared hosting packages, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can provide excellent performance for all sorts of sites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures very fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates 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 drives, warrant their long life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable web hosting service.