A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed regularly will be located on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated 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 in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they are made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top performance at all times and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and ensures the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.