A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed repeatedly will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
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 exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of 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
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your content.