A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account from our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, 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. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load quickly as we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some customers may host sites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all the content which is loaded more regularly and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.