A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it as compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory modules, 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 move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed regularly will be held on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your websites in a shared website hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides very fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and copies 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, ensure their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.