A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load right away. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve this way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user don't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable web hosting service.