A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy websites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't influence the other sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your website content.