A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you get any of our shared hosting plans, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all kinds of Internet sites no matter how many times 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 primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user do not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple 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 because of this we can balance the load on all drives, warrant their extended lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable website hosting service.