A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are also different, many computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used regularly will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is one more 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 generated on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites that are more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is loaded more frequently and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.