A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our hosting packages, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all types of sites no matter how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides extremely fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds 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 because of this we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their extended life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable website hosting service.