A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed repeatedly will be located on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our cloud web hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can provide perfect performance for all sites irrespective of how frequently 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 improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees extremely fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one customer will not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their long life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.