A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used on a regular basis will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our cloud hosting solutions, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all websites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees extremely fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user will not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds 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 for that reason we can balance the load on all drives, warrant their long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable web hosting service.