A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it as compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used repeatedly will be located on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you go for any of our cloud hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each 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. In this way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide fantastic performance for all sorts of Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees fast loading speed for every 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 a number of SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable website hosting service.