A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for saving data which is used often on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load right away. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way aside from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides extremely fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all drives, ensure their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable website hosting service.