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

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy Internet sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes won't affect the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your content.