A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. A web hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used repeatedly will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we create shared web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load without delay. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures very fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which 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 consequently we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable web hosting service.