A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.