A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it when compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, 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 limited. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used repeatedly will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a hosting account from us, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility 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 Servers
In case you need speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution as they're generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all of the time and whatever the nature of your 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 excellent performance of all Internet sites that load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.