A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it when compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a lot of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed frequently will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
In case you host your sites in a shared website hosting
account from us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting
plans, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your website content.