A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and effectiveness. A hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed very often will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our shared web hosting solutions, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all types of Internet sites regardless of how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees extremely fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.