A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk works by using 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, lots of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used regularly will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this kind of a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and stability of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures very fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which 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 as a result we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.