A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, numerous desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and performance. A hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used on a regular basis will be held on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because 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 website hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.