A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it as compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing price and performance. A website hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed very often will be held on such 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 Hosting
In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting
account from our company, you'll notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and top-notch performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server
accounts will be a really suitable solution because they are made on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance all the time and regardless of the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and provides the fantastic performance of all websites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.