A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it compared with an ordinary 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 contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, many desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used regularly will be saved on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

Our innovative cloud website hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you buy any of our website hosting solutions, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of sites regardless of how frequently 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 increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. In addition to 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 sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their extended life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.