A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account from us, you will notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they're made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every single website that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other service 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 sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and ensures the good performance of all sites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.