A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all kinds of sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees very fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files that 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 for that reason we can balance the load on all drives, ensure their long life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable web hosting service.