A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively 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. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution since they're made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, every site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other service 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 good performance all the time and whatever the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all websites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.