A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two types of drives are also different, many desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A website hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used frequently will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer will not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable website hosting service.