A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each 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 variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used repeatedly will be located on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account from us, you will notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they're created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every website 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 can take advantage of the high performance all the time and whatever the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.