A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content that you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ this kind of a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all drives, ensure their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.