A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you will notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.