A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed repeatedly will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
In case you host your websites in a shared hosting account with us, you'll notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every single website that you host here will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance at all times and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and ensures the good performance of all websites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.