A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more frequently will be held 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 reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not affect the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your content.