A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load quickly. To ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve by doing this except for the better speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides extremely fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a fast and reliable web hosting service.