A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website 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 kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a website hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other websites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your website content.