A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your sites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you will notice their excellent performance. The reason is that 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 Internet hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is a further guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very quickly as we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some people may host Internet sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is loaded more frequently and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.