A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use 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 stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any 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 websites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and high-end performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution since they're generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every single Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all Internet sites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.