A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
In case you host your sites in a website hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, 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 the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.