A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers as to provide better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures extremely fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple 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 as a result we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable website hosting service.