A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use this type of a configuration to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures very fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer will not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result 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.