A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load very quickly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any content that 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 improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.