A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates more traffic or causes a lot 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 sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that 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 setup ensures very fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their long life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a quick and reliable web hosting service.