A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load very quickly. To ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way except for the better speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that 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 for that reason we can balance the load on all drives, warrant their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable website hosting service.