A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and 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 Website Hosting
If you host your sites in a website hosting account from us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
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