A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a website hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.