A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
In case you host your websites in a website 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, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy Internet sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes won't affect the other sites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your website content.