A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you get any of our cloud hosting solutions, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure excellent performance for all sorts of sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects 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 therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable web hosting service.