A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account from our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.