A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account from our company, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly since we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some people may host sites that can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content that is loaded more frequently and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.