A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save info. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or creates a lot 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 sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.