A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional 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 website hosting service. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is an additional guarantee for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not impact the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your website content.