A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not impact the other websites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your website content.