A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a website hosting account with our company, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.