A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A website hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed regularly will be saved on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

In case you host your sites in a hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user won't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates 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 the drives, guarantee their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable website hosting service.