A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're 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 spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing price and effectiveness. An Internet hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed on a regular basis will be located on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you will notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, which is a further guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.