A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared with a classic 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 contrast, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. A hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used repeatedly will be saved on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account with us, you will definitely notice their fantastic 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 hosting service. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't impact the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your site content.