A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to offer better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this type of a configuration to ensure that multi-media loaded sites will never influence 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 that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides lightning-fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user will not affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all drives, warrant their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.