A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load without delay. To offer even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve this way apart from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all drives, warrant their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable website hosting service.