A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it in comparison to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, lots of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed regularly will be located on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses 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 websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and fantastic performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the good performance all of the time and irrespective of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all Internet sites which load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.