A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is another warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load quickly as we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is accessed more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the other sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.