A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very fast. To enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees extremely fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable web hosting service.