A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
In case you host your sites in a web hosting account with us, you will notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees extremely fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user won't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds 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 because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable web hosting service.