A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of 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, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed on a regular basis will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
If you host your sites in a shared hosting account from our company, you will notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is a further guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast since we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some people may host websites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is loaded more often and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.
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