A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed repeatedly will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our web hosting solutions, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all websites regardless of how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects files that 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 because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their long lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable website hosting service.