A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from us, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, each and every site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top performance all the time and irrespective of the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and ensures the excellent performance of all websites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.