A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.