A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account with us, you will notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all 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 increase the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

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