A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed on a regular basis will be located on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content that you upload to your shared web hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to enhance 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 often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of such a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user 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 the drives, warrant their long lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.