A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ this type of a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees extremely fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that 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 as a result we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable website hosting service.