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 are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, numerous personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. A web hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed on a regular basis will be located on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes plenty 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 websites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, which is another warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution because they are made on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for every part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every Internet site that you host here will load fast. Just like other 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 top performance all of the time and irrespective of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all sites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.