A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to offer improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content which you upload to your hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function solely as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this type of a setup to ensure that traffic-intensive Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your Internet 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 leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects 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 as a result we can balance the load on all drives, warrant their long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.