A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
In case you host your websites in a hosting account with us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance 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 Hosting
If you want speed and fantastic performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution because they're created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each website that you host with us will load fast. Similar to 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 at all times and irrespective of the nature of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the good performance of all sites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.