A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A website hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used repeatedly will be located on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, which is a further guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy Internet sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't influence the other sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your content.