A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use this type of a configuration to make sure that traffic-intensive sites will never affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet 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 reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user do not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system discovers 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 consequently we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.