A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and performance. A website hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used very often will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot 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 Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly as we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some users may host Internet sites that are more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system detects all the content which is accessed more regularly and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.