A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you get any of our shared hosting plans, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all sites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides very fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.