A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be kept 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 cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a website hosting account with us, you'll notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.