A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed frequently will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load amazingly quickly as we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some customers may host websites that could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content which is accessed more regularly and duplicates 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 influence the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the probability of disk failures.