A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website 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 sites in a shared hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because 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 website hosting service. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some customers may host Internet sites which could be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is loaded more regularly and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.