A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mails. Along with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so 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, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable website hosting service.