A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a lot of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. A web hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our shared web hosting packages, you can take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure excellent performance for all sites regardless of how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated 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 purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable web hosting service.