A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
In case you host your websites in a web hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.