A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used regularly will be stored on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
If you host your sites in a hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that 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 web hosting service. Along with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.