A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable web hosting service.