A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution because they are created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This way, each and every Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance all the time and regardless of the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and provides the good performance of all websites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.