A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
In case you host your sites in a hosting account with us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they're generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This way, every single website that you host here will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the good performance at all times and regardless of the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and provides the good performance of all sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.