A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by 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 us, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the reliability of any 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 uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very quickly because we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some people may host websites which could be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is loaded more often and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.