A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, many computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used regularly will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you'll notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, 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 primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the integrity of any 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 plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy Internet sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not influence the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your content.