A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed repeatedly will be kept on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.