A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and performance. A website hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used on a regular basis will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud website hosting
account from our company, you'll definitely 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 website hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting
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