A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
If you host your websites in a shared hosting account with us, you will notice their exceptional 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 website hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance 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 employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly as we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some people may host sites that are more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds any content which is accessed more frequently and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the probability of disk failures.