A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content that you upload to your website hosting account will be accessible very fast. To improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this type of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable website hosting service.