A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it as compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, many computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. A web hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are accessed repeatedly will be located on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is another warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides extremely fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user don't 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 they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their long lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a fast and reliable web hosting service.