A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD 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 fixed. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used repeatedly will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our innovative cloud hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our hosting solutions, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure excellent performance for all types of sites no matter how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their long life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.