A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes a lot 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 websites hosted with us will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they're made on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every single site that you host here will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance all of the time and irrespective of the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all websites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.