A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.