A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and 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 content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account from our company, you will notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user do not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies 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 therefore we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their extended life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable web hosting service.