A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use such a configuration to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees very fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies 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 for that reason we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable web hosting service.