A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way aside from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and longer 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 Hosting
If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures very fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable website hosting service.