A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to 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 more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Along with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures very fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user will not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable web hosting service.