A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates more traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.