A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, which is another warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.