A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that 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 web hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup 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 which generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

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