A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our modern cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our shared web hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all kinds of Internet sites no matter how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that 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 the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable web hosting service.