A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed regularly will be located on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is another guarantee 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 made on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load quickly as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some users may host Internet sites that could be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content which is accessed more often and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.