A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it when compared with a classic 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 comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, a lot of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed repeatedly will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function only as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of such a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures extremely fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds 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 consequently we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.