A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, numerous desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. A website hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed very often will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load quickly. So as to ensure even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve in this way apart from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures very fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user don't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects files which 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 of the drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable web hosting service.