A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and performance. A hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed repeatedly will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our website hosting plans, you'll take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide exceptional performance for all kinds of Internet sites irrespective of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer do not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable website hosting service.