A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it when compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives also differ, numerous desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are used frequently will be kept on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your cloud web 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 a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use this kind of a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user don't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all drives, warrant their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable website hosting service.