A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not affect the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your site content.