A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, many desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing price and performance. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used regularly will be held on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you go for any of our cloud website hosting packages, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide exceptional performance for all kinds of Internet sites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees extremely fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and clones 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 of the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable website hosting service.