A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from 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 us, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files that 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 of the drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable web hosting service.