A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account from our company, you'll notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for 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
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every single site 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'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all of the time and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and guarantees the good performance of all websites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.