A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, lots of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used very often will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
In case you host your websites in a shared web hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides extremely fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user won't affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files which 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 therefore we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.