A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because 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 Internet hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, each Internet site that you host here will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance all of the time and regardless of the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and ensures the good performance of all sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.