A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary 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 minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable web hosting service.