A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives also differ, numerous PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used very often will be held on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
If you host your sites in a hosting account with our company, you'll notice their exceptional performance. This is because 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 hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution as they're generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, every single website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all the time and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all Internet sites which load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.