A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each application running on it as compared with a common 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 employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, lots of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A website hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed repeatedly will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We use such a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given 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 Hosting

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides lightning-fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of 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 consequently we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable website hosting service.