A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites will not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email 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 sites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their extended life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.