A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it in comparison to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and performance. A hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed on a regular basis will be located on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account from our company, you will notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or causes lots 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 be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.