A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they're generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, each site that you host here will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance all the time and whatever the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and provides the optimal performance of all Internet sites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.