A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed frequently will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
Our top-notch cloud hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our website hosting solutions, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide perfect performance for all types of websites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees very fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that 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, warrant their extended life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.