A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a website hosting account with our company, you will notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load amazingly quickly since we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some customers may host websites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.