A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our website hosting packages, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure excellent performance for all kinds of Internet sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user won't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and copies 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, warrant their long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable web hosting service.