A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it as compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, many computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed repeatedly will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
In case you host your sites in a shared hosting account with us, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each site that you host on our end 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 the time and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all sites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.