A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load quickly. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve in this way apart from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any info 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 which uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides very fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user do not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable website hosting service.