A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user do not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all drives, warrant their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a fast and reliable website hosting service.