A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, many PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. A hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be accessible very fast. To boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function only as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ this kind of a configuration to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and stability of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures extremely fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so 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, provide a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.