A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall 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 Web Hosting
In case you host your websites in a web hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the main 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 primary drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and high-end performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution because they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each and every website that you host here will load fast. Similar to other 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 all of the time and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and provides the excellent performance of all websites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.