A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. To offer even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve by doing this aside from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any info 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 Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects 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 because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable website hosting service.