A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load immediately. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve this way except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides extremely fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies 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, guarantee their extended life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.