A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of computer systems 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 efficiency. An Internet hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a web hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly because we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some users may host Internet sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds any content that is loaded more often and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.