A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account from us, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures 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 a number of 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 updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.