A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and 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 Shared Website Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very fast. To boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures very fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user don't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files which 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 because of this we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable web hosting service.