A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used on a regular basis will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of websites no matter how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides very fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user will not affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies 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, guarantee their long life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.