A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save info. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our shared website hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all sites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides lightning-fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user won't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.