Fast content delivery and improved website performance
SSD Hosting for Database Driven Applications
Running a large blog, e-commerce store, or custom application requires a lot of database input and output (I/O). As your site gets more popular and traffic starts to grow, your hard drives will start getting more and more concurrent I/O requests. During peak viewing times, the amount of I/O requests can slow down the recall of information from your database. This is especially true for sites on traditional "spinning media" disk drives. The physical limitations of spinning hard disks and the mechanical head restricts the amount of information that can be requested at a given time.
This is where our new SSD Hosting is superior. With a lack of moving parts, data transfer is only restricted by the speed of the network (which is why our shared servers are already on blazingly fast 1Gbps networks). We've benchmarked our SSDs against mechanical hard disks and, as expected, SSDs massively out perform hard disk drives on I/O transfer.
In the benchmark test to the left, we tested our already fast SAS 15K drives against 1TB Samsung solid-state drives during busy I/O periods. The result, SSDs pushed out 95% more data than these hard disk drives!
Benchmarking Latency (time it takes to get data)
HDDs have two things working against it when it comes to data retrieval. The first is the rotational latency of the of the disk. The second is the seek time that it takes for the read/write head to find the data on the disk. SSDs have neither of these problems.
In this benchmark, we compared the latency of our SSD hosting servers versus a server with hard disk drives under high network load. As you can see, hard disk drives take about 20 times longer to access data during periods of heavy I/O requests.
InMotion Hosting Shared SSD Servers
Unlike other hosting companies, InMotion Hosting lets you use solid-state drives to host all types of data. This means you can host your blog on one domain, your friends static website on another, and your clients ecommerce site – all from the same hosting account. There are no restrictions with how you can use our SSD Hosting.
- Dynamic content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.)
- Ecommerce stores (PrestaShop, OpenCart, etc.)
- Self-built websites & applications
- Static HTML websites with SSD Hosting
Data Loss Prevention
Our SSD Hosting servers utilize RAID cards with battery-backed non-volatile caching. This means that in the event of sudden power loss, any data yet to be written will be stored in cache until the server is brought back to normal operation. Inbound data will then be written and stored as if nothing happened.
We've also taken measures to ensure zero impact on our customers from any SSD failures that might occur. Our solid-state drives are placed in RAID-6 configuration with extra backup drives to ensure data integrity throughout our SSD hosting servers.