A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, numerous computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used regularly will be held on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way aside from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee 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 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 of the drives, guarantee their long life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable website hosting service.