A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The reason to use such 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 Cloud Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting
account from our company, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the amazing 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 content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server
accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each site that you host here will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance all the time and whatever the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all websites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.