A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it as compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, each and every site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the good performance all of 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 on them, which both minimizes the load and provides the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.