A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load very quickly. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures extremely fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer will not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable website hosting service.