A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it when compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed frequently will be held on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content that you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this kind of a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees very fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects 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 for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.