A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it compared with a regular 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, an HDD features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed very often will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
If you host your websites in a website hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy Internet sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other websites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your site content.