A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it as compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed on a regular basis will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new messages using webmail, the content will load without delay. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this aside from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures very fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable web hosting service.