A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes a lot 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 be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.