A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to ensure that traffic-intensive Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their long lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable web hosting service.