A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load quickly since we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host sites that can be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.