A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our innovative cloud website hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our shared hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all kinds of websites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created 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 Hosting
In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures lightning-fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all drives, ensure their long life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable web hosting service.