A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. An Internet hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used repeatedly will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our innovative cloud hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide exceptional performance for all Internet sites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and clones 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, warrant their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.