A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two types of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed repeatedly will be held on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
If you host your websites in a web hosting account from our company, you will notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees extremely fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable web hosting service.