A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with us, you will notice their fantastic performance. This is because 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 website hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the integrity of any 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 shall be a very suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This way, each Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the good performance all of the time and whatever the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and ensures the optimal performance of all sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.