A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very quickly because we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some users may host Internet sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds any content which is loaded more often and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.