A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the reliability of any 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 solutions, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy Internet sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your website content.