A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load without delay. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way aside from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures very fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable website hosting service.