A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load right away. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this apart from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures lightning-fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and consequently 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 website hosting service.