A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a web hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the reliability of all 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 which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load quickly because we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some customers may host websites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content which is loaded more regularly and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.