A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used repeatedly will be located on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes lots 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 websites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.