A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and performance. A web hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used regularly will be held on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your site content.