A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless 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'll notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.