A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it in comparison with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of PCs 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 efficiency. A web hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed on a regular basis will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers as to offer better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very fast. To improve the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this type of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer will not 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 updated dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.