A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We take advantage of such a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures lightning-fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their long life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable web hosting service.