A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
In case you host your websites in a website hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not influence the other sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your content.