A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new messages using webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content which generates a lot 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 improved performance. What we achieve by doing this apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees very fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.