A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed frequently will be held on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a web hosting account with us, you'll 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 don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, 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 subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures extremely fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that 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 because of this we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable web hosting service.