A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are 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 that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a website hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other websites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your site content.