A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, a lot of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed very often will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you'll notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.