A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.