A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it when compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. An Internet hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed frequently will be located on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account with us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't affect the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your site content.