A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it in comparison 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 contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. A web hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be located on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility 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
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very fast since we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host Internet sites that are more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content that is accessed more often and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.