A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your websites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.