A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages using webmail, the content will load quickly. To ensure even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve this way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user do not affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that 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 of the drives, warrant their extended lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.