A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, lots of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. A hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed regularly will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our cloud hosting packages, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all websites irrespective of how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures very fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user do not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.