A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a hosting account with our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your content.