A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it when compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, a large number of personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing price and performance. A web hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used repeatedly will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from our company, you'll notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, each Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to 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 the time and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and provides the excellent performance of all Internet sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.