A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number 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, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used very often will be held on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a web hosting account with us, you'll notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the 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 configuration will increase the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.